While most of Delhi is getting vaccinated against COVID-19, a remote village in the national capital was being left out so far as it was not easily accessible.
Cricketer-turned politician Gautam Gambhir has ensured vaccines reach these people. He organised a Covid vaccination drive for the residents of Chak Chilla village, an island in the middle of the Yamuna river in New Delhi.
“Yamuna Khadar (Chak Chila village) is that part of Patparganj Assembly constituency which is completely inaccessible by road. The residents of the village are mostly fishermen and farmers. The Delhi government has done nothing for the development of the area, nor did it bother to see if the residents have been vaccinated,” Gambhir said.
The Chak Chila village is situated in the middle of Yamuna river from where the DND flyway passes by and connects Mayur Vihar with Maharani Bagh. To reach the village, one first needs to reach Yamuna Khadar and then take a boat ride from there.