Sheila reiterates concern over migrants' arrival in Delhi

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New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday reiterated her concern over the fact that the infrastructure of the national capital is proving inadequate for its residents due to high inflow of migrants.

Addressing a gathering at the 3rd Annual India Business Forum Conference, organised by London Business School in the national capital, Ms. Dikshit emphasised over the fact that there is a lot of pressure on Delhi's infrastructure because of a large number of migrants who come to Delhi every year and do not return to their native States.

"We do have people who sleep on the streets. We do have destitution, which is appalling. We have hospitals, which are about 47 for a population of 16 million. We have lots of school, some 5000 schools. We have 8 to 10 universities, but they are just not enough because of the influx of the population, which keeps happening. We get about half a million people coming in to Delhi, either as work force or looking for jobs. And once they come here, they never go back," said Dikshit.

Ms. Dikshit had to face a lot of criticism from political opponents earlier when she had said that the problems Delhi was faced with was due to the migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)

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