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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)

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Delhi Government to ban entry and exit of horses

In December, west Delhi was notified as a controlled area after seven horses were tested positive for the disease

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Delhi Government to soon ban horses, donkeys and mule in and around the city. Wikimedia Commons
Delhi Government to soon ban horses, donkeys and mule in and around the city. Wikimedia Commons
  • Delhi government will soon put a ban on movement of animals in and outside the city.
  • The reason is cited as the spread of Gladers disease, which was found in many horses in the past two months.
  • Delhi government has involved Police, Army and Union government in this decision of theirs.

The Delhi government has decided to ban movement of horses, mules, and donkeys in and out of the city border due to the spread of Glanders disease, Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai said here on Friday.

The ban is imposed due to the spread of Glanders disease around the city. Wikimedia Common
The ban is imposed due to the spread of Glanders disease around the city. Wikimedia Common

Glanders disease has been detected in around 40 horses in the city over the past two months and the government will issue a notification on the ban within two days, he said after a meeting of Delhi government with officials of Union Animal Husbandry Department, police, army and city municipal corporations here.

In December, west Delhi was notified as a controlled area after seven horses were tested positive for the disease.

An Animal Husbandry Department official told IANS that this was the first outbreak in the city. IANS

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