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With waterlogging, Okhlaiites fear surge in dengue cases

In this rainy season a few streets of Okhla are in very poor conditions (streets behind Ek Minar masjid, block-A, Shaheen Bagh, just to name a few,) according to Okhla resident who preferred to remain anonymous while writing this to the letter to the Editor column.

Due to which spreading of diseases like malaria, dengue may happen, wrote the resident, adding that sometimes try to publish some such type of rubbish news also in public interest.

This is not the first monsoon season when such a situation has surfaced in the locality that lacks basic amenities. For residents have lamented that very little has been done over years to address the pathetic situation that arise with the arrival of monsoon in the locality. Waterlogging is a perennial thing in the locality. Today too residents said commuting turned out to be a difficult thing with waterlogged and broken roads. From Shaheen Bagh to Abul Fazal Enclave to Batla House to Okhla Vihar to other parts of Okhla the situation was same with people facing hardship due to waterlogging.

Following which many residents are apprehensive about the impeding outbreak of water-borne disease. It is important to point out that last year several deaths were reported due to dengue outbreak.

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