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Stone laid for two primary school buildings
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 29
The Mayor, Mr Ashok Kumar Jain, today laid foundation stones of two primary school buildings at Subhash Park and Janta Mazdoor Colony Zafrabad Extension in Shahadra Zone.

The programme was presided over by area councillor, Mr Vinay Sharma. Senior officers of the corporation were also present at the function.

Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that these schools would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.43 crore and a total of 32 classrooms would be constructed at the proposed plot. To provide better health and education is the prime motive of the corporation.

Meanwhile, the Leader of Opposition in the corporation, Mr Subhash Arya, said that ruling Congress party in the MCD promised to provide shelter to shivering poor people. But this is only on paper. No shelters have been constructed so far to protect the homeless from the cold. The ruling party in the corporation promised a year ago to provide concrete night shelters in different areas of the Capital but neither pucca nor temporary shelters had been constructed so far. This year the corporation has reduced the budget meant for construction of temporary night shelters, he said.

Mr Subhash Arya informed that the individuals using night shelters had to pay Rs 6.50 for bedding, oil and soap every day. Last year it was decided that this charge would be waived off. It was also decided that night shelters would be handed over to NGOs for maintenance, but nothing had been done.

According to a survey report done by Prayas, an NGO, 3,400 unidentified bodies were recovered from different areas of the Capital last year.

The MCD should take it seriously and should do its level best to construct “ran baseras”. There are no blankets in a few night shelters constructed a few years back. He demanded that the corporation should make a provision of Rs 2 crore for construction of night shelters and charges taken by the corporation should also be waived off.

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