Delhi to have exclusive night shelters for women
Posted on Jul 31 2014 | IANS
New Delhi, July 31 : Night shelters meant exclusively for homeless women will be built in the national capital before the winter season, a statement from Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's office said Thursday.
The decision was taken after the district commissioners Wednesday submitted a field report to Jung on the city's water and power supply, de-silting of drains, removal of encroachments, inspection of hospitals, schools, night shelters etc. in a meeting held at the governor's residence.
"The review of night shelters revealed low or no occupancy when it comes to homeless women of the city. The Lt. governor has instructed that separate night shelters, with adequate attention to safety and security, be established by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) before the onset of winter," the statement said.
"He has directed the commissioners to identify locations for establishment of such shelters," it added.
The commissioners were also asked to assess unsafe areas for women in their districts as well as pay attention to street lighting in certain areas.
Jung further asked the commissioners to ensure that more dispensaries and schools are set up in the city and also maintenance of schools that includes adequate drinking water for children.
The officials were asked to submit an action taken report within two weeks.