2 of 6 working women's hostels coming soon

Last Updated 25 August 2015, 09:13 IST

The first two of the six planned working women’s hostels by Delhi government will come up in Dilshad Garden and Vasant Kunj and this work will be completed in the next three months.

The Delhi government in October last year had identified six sites for construction of these hostels in the capital who come from other states. Currently, it is running two working women hostels in Rohini and Vishwas Nagar, under the public-private-partnership model.
The government has identified three main problems in the existing state-run hostels and plans to overcome those at the two sites.

“We have found that the three main problems in the current hostels, poorly lit roads, security, and poor mess facility,” said a senior government official.

He added that the government is working towards eradicating these problems in the two hostels which are about to start functioning.

“Safety is our prime concern. Several women come to Delhi to work and they need safe accommodation,” he said.

“Both the hostels will consistof three floors and will have a capacity of 120 each. They will be centrally air-conditioned. The work is in the final stage and within three months, they will be opened up for the working women in the city,” he said.

The hostels that are currently functioning don’t have a separate area for the administrative and the kitchen staff, the official said.

Separate entries

“The two new hostels will be designed so that there will be a separate entry for the staff and the occupants so that there is no interference. This is also important from the security point of view,” he added.

Another official said the hostels will be constructed keeping in mind the location and facilities will be provided depending on the area.

“Vasant Kunj is a posh area, so the hostel there has to match the location,” he said.
The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) is the executing agency for the project and will undertake the construction of the five hostel buildings.

(Published 25 August 2015, 09:13 IST)

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