The AAP leaders visited Delhi shelter homes on Wednesday night. "During night-time inspections by our ministers Manish Sisodia and Rakhi Birla and AAP leader Sanjay Singh, it came to our knowledge that many people are sleeping under flyovers and other such places and not willing to move to night shelters. The government has decided to provide porta cabin- based shelter to them on the spot," said Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister.
Kejriwal also directed Sub-Divisional Magistrates to conduct inspections in their respective areas during night hours and ensure night shelters are being run properly.SDMs have also been asked to prepare a list of areas, where night shelters are required, by January 4 morning.
"We have come to know that there are many government-run night shelters which are operating from plastic tents but they cannot stop cold wind. "A order has been passed to replace them with porta cabins in 3-4 days time," Kejriwal told a press conference here today.
The CM said SDMs have been asked to identify locations, where a large number of homeless people are sleeping in the open, by January 4 so that porta cabins can be put in place there.
With PTI inputs