The Chief minister also instructed all the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) to inspect the night shelters to ensure the progress of the work. SDM's also need to provide a list of areas where the shelters are required, by 4 January 2013. This list will be sent to the MLA's of the respective areas and then the work on this porta cabins will begin.
Kejriwal also said that, AAP volunteers along with the NGO Ashray Adhikar Abhiyan, will do the survey and locate the places where porta cabins are required. The work has already been started and a list of around 45 locations has been made.
We spoke to some of the homeless people seeking night shelter and everyone was praising the step taken by the new government. Rani, who stays in the night shelter says, “The night shelters in which we are residing now are of no use, as they don't protect us from the cold breeze during the nights. So we are very happy with the decision of replacing the plastic tents with porta cabins.”
She also emphasized on the security of the night shelters meant for women. “I also request the government to tighten the security around the night shelters for women,” added Rani.