Zakir Nagar containment zone enters day 54, RWA fumes

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Residents Welfare Association (RWA) of Zakir Nagar in south east Delhi, which has been a containment zone for last 54 days, has been writing to the concerned authorities to de-contain the area as no fresh Covid-19 cases have been found, but says has not got any response from either the authorities or the Chief Minister's Office.

The latest letter was written to the LG on Wednesday, which said, “We would like to inform you that our locality Zakir Nagar West (Abu Baker Masjid Area), Jamia Nagar, South East District, New Delhi-110025 has been sealed since April 10, 2020 due to few positive cases of coronavirus reported in the first week of April. As per our knowledge, two last positive cases were reported on April 15 and no further cases were found in our locality.”

Irkan Chaudhary, president of the RWA, said, “We have written 4 letters to the CM and concerned officials but did not get any response so we wrote a letter to the LG.”

He said Residents of our area have been facing acute problems due to the sealing and the lockdown situation. They are not able to purchase essential daily use commodities and even some families have faced starvation.

The RWA has requested to remove the sealing as per new guidelines for the convenience of the residents.

“As per new guidelines, the sealing should be removed in the first week of May but no action has been taken so far in this regard. We have also not received any information yet,” said Parvez Alam Khan, a resident of the area and Congress leader.

The RWA alleged that residents of New Friends Colony are also trying to block path of the residents and putting a barrier which is main pathway for the Zakir Nagar residents while the police have removed all the barriers after lockdown was eased.



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