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Beware Of These 25 Secluded And Dangerous Spots In Vasant Vihar, Vishwavidyalaya & More, Guys!

Delhi Insider 18 June 2019


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With the rising crime rates in the city, it’s no wonder that Delhizens have to stay alert any time of the day, especially when it gets dark. It’s not a hidden fact that there are numerous dark spots (approx. 2,000) in the city which can be pretty dangerous and so we’re here to tell you about some of those places where you must be on your guards at ALL times.  

Dark & Dangerous Spots To Avoid | Delhi has seen a surge in crime rates and sadly that’s not even news to us anymore. There are no separate records of incidents taking place at these dark spots, but the Delhi Police has admitted that most of these crimes are committed in these spaces. The reason being that these places are so dark that the passers-by become vulnerable and even if there would be CCTVs installed, they’re pretty much useless as it’s way too dark to capture anything at all, making it easier for the culprits to escape. 

Mostly 500 metres in length, 25 isolated stretches have been identified as being worst hit by rising crimes, out of which, 15 lead to metro stations such as Uttam Nagar, Jama Masjid, Govindpuri, ITO, Shadipur, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Janakpuri East, Tilak Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi Railway Station, Adarsh Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya and Jahangirpuri. While other discerned areas happen to be in the localities like Vasant Vihar, Saket, Lajpat Nagar, South Ex., Dhaula Kuan, Barapullah Road, Pragati Maidan, Sundar Nagar, Nizamuddin Road and Bhairon Road, including the multilevel parking of Terminal 3!

Police teams have been said to be deployed in several blind spots where they often report to the civic agencies about malfunctioning street lights and PCR vans cover 325 vulnerable routes frequented by people. However, there are talks about the Delhi Police soon launching an app that will inform commuters and pedestrians about dark stretches near them. 

Moreover, the Delhi Government had asked Saftipin, an NGO, in September last year, to walk through the city and identify various stretches which are unsafe for women. 

We look forward to this app being launched but until then, keep your eyes peeled at these spots, people!

Sourced Via India Today