NOIDA ready with shelter home with double-layered roof
The chilly winters will strike the NCR region soon. Every year, the government makes various efforts to prevent any casualty to the homeless due to sleeping in the open during the harsh winters. The government arranges for night shelters and tents to accommodate them.
This year, the Noida Authority is all set to provide shelter to such people. The authority has built a shelter house in Noida Stadium with a capacity to accommodate over 60 people.
The government emphasised that no person should die because of sleeping in the open as there are several incidents reported every year. The Noida Authority took the responsibility to accommodate such people.
“In the past five years, we receive an average footfall of around 30-40 persons every night. This time we took a margin and made arrangements for over 60 people. We have received a walk in of four persons in the first night,” said Subhash Chand Mishra, Project Engineer, Noida Authority.
Talking about the facilities, Mishra said: “Special roof with double layer of tarpaulin has been made to make it more resistant to water. We have more than 100 blankets present at the spot and a backup too to cater more people.
The arrangements of drinking water and clean toilets have been made. The responsibility of the shelter home is handed over to the on-duty security guard to avoid any unwanted person from entering the place. The details of each person coming here will be entered in the register maintained by the security supervisor.”
Unlike previous years when the complaints of water penetrations were made by the people, the authority has made special arrangements to avoid such disturbances. A small window has also been made to let sunlight enter the house in the morning. This home remains open for people from 6 pm to 10 am in the morning.
Every year the authority also arranges bonfirer at 40 different places of Noida but this time due to NGT strictness it seems to be less possible.