The past events have established very clearly that the Delhi NCR region is not safe for women and girls. Being the capital, however, the city draws women from all around the country for work purposes. Keeping in mind the safety of these women, the Delhi government has identified 6 different sites to build working women hostels.

 

The Indian Express reports that out of the 6 hostels, two have already been handed over to the Women and Child Development (WCD), while three are yet to be given to them. The last hostel will be built in Dwarka, where an old-age home building will be converted into a hostel. A government official told the website that it will be functional by 1st January, 2015.

 

The two plots that have already been given to WCD are a 3,193 sqm plot in Vasant Village and an 821 sqm plot in Tughlaqabad. The other three include: a 1,366 sqm plot in Janakpuri, a 2,012 sqm plot in Rani Bagh and a 1,356 sqm plot in Dilshad Garden. According to the report, the Dwarka Building will accommodate 58 residents on double occupancy in all of its 29 rooms.

 

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A senior WCD department official stated, “Several women come to Delhi to work and they need safe and economical accommodation. Some women also travel daily to their offices in Delhi from satellite towns such as Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida. Government hostels are the most safe and economical options as they are non-profit making. Sometimes, we even give subsidies.”

 

ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Indian Express

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/6-new-working-womens-hostels-planned-for-delhi/