Gurugram MLA directs MCG officials to provide better facilities at night shelter
Gurugram MLA directs MCG officials to provide better facilities at night shelter
Akanksha Gupta
Gurugram MLA directs MCG officials to provide better facilities at night shelter
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Gurugram MLA directs MCG officials to provide better facilities at night shelter

Gurugram: Gurugram MLA Sudhir Singla inspected the rain baseras (night shelters) operated by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram on Wednesday night and instructed the officials to provide better facilities in them.

He was accompanied by Joint Commissioner-2 Gaurav Antil, BJP leader Manish Yadav and City Project Officer Mahendra Singh.

The MLA inspected the night shelters operated at Rajiv Chowk, Bhimnagar and Sheetla Mata Temple and took a stock of the arrangement there. He also interacted with the people staying in the night shelters.

He asked the officials to install sufficient signage boards at various places in the city to make the information of the night shelters easily available to all so that those who are in need can easily reach the nearest shelter home at night.

He asked the officials to maintain cleanliness, make proper facilities of toilets, provide hot water, adequate number of mattresses, quilts etc.  He also instructed the officers to keep a register for the entry of people staying in the night shelters.

"Thousands of people come to the city everyday for work and livelihood. During winter, it is very difficult for them to sleep in the open at night due to the harsh weather condition. Better facilities should be provided in the night shelter so that people don't face any kind of difficulty,” Singla said. 

At present, eight night shelters are being operated by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. Two would be operated from December 25, 2019 which are situated at Kadipur and Badshahpur. 

According to the MCG officials, permanent night shelters are being operated at Bhimnagar, Sheetla Mata Mandir and Kanhai, while those at Rajiv Chowk, Bus Stand Chowk, Sohna Chowk, IFFCO Chowk and Railway Station are temporary ones made of porta-cabins. The new shelters at Kadipur and Badshahpur will also be permanent.