Delhi Government inaugurates three-night shelters for city’s homeless in different parts of national capital

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New Delhi, March 4, 2017: Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday inaugurated three-night shelters for the city’s homeless in different parts of the national capital.

The night shelters, built by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), are located at Ghazipur and Yamuna Pushta areas in east Delhi and Rohini Sector 22 in the north.

While the Ghazipur shelter can accommodate 160 persons, the Rohini and Yamuna Pushta shelters have capacities of 200 and 100 persons respectively, a government statement said.

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The Delhi government also announced two shelter homes to be built in Geeta Colony of east Delhi and Dwarka in west Delhi.

During the inauguration ceremony at Ghazipur shelter, Jain, who also holds the Transport portfolio, announced free travel in DTC buses for senior citizens.

“The DTC monthly pass costs Rs 1,000, but soon we are going to reduce it to Rs 250 per month for all women,” Jain said. (IANS)