The Delhi government plans to provide tents and night shelters for around 19,000 homeless people this winter, so as to prevent any deaths due to sleeping in the open.
“A few days ago a meeting of all departments was held in this regard and it was emphasized that no person dies because of sleeping in the open in cold nights. We all need to endeavor so that no one dies while sleeping in the open during winter," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
Around 19,000 people with no roof over their heads will be accommodated in 198 night shelters and 40 tents.
CEO of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, VK Jain said, “The night shelters are well maintained and special attention has been paid for maintaining facilities like drinking water and toilets. We will also be ensuring round the clock monitoring of maintenance of the night shelters and rescue work through 20 teams.”
An App for rescuing homeless people, developed by DUSIB, was also launched by Kejriwal.
"The App will enable people to click pictures of homeless people sleeping out in the night and send it so that they could be rescued and sheltered,” said the CM.