No homeless die this winter
New Delhi,5 December: No homeless die due to cold wave this winter season. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said while inaugurating two night shelters at Geeta Ghar, Yamuna River here.It will be shame on our government if any homeless died in the street this winter,” Kejriwal added. CM also launched “Rane Basera” mobile application to track and rescue homeless people. To download the application, the user needs to give a miss call at 8826500400, and they will receive the link and can download the application. The Delhi government on Friday said that it is committed to providing shelter to every homeless in the city and it would assure that “This winter we will make sure that no homeless die due to cold-wave this season,” “We are committed to providing shelters to every homeless in the national capital.
“The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is committed to provide basic and important amenities to the lower class of the society. Till date we can accommodate 19,000 homeless in night shelter and if require we are ready to accomodate more,” Kejriwal added.These night shelters have the capacity to accommodate around 500 people. The shelter facility will also be used for Patient Recovery besides general homeless people. The shelters are equipped with basic facilities like blankets, mattresses, mats, toilets and drinking water, first aid box and fire extinguishers, etc. There are about 16,000 homeless people in the city, who are mainly concentrated in the Walled City Area, Central Delhi, Railway Stations, ISBT’s, etc. Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has so far created 198 night shelters, including the two shelters at Geet Ghat, with a capacity of 16,338.