VIJAYAWADA: Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) will establish three more night shelters at different places across the city. There will be in total seven night shelters in the city. Among the three shelters, two will be temporary and one will be permanent and will cater only to women.
According to Sridhar, project officer, VMC, “The localities for the proposed new shelters have been identified by the VMC officials and construction of the same will commence once the tenders are finalised.”
Sridhar added that they have identified places near Rajiv Gandhi Park and one more at the Durga Ghat in Karmala Bhavan for the night shelters. The temporary ones will be ready by the end of February. A permanent night shelter will come up at Balaji Nagar where the vacant Karmal Bhavan was and will be modified accordingly.
He said that the construction will not take much time as the officials concerned have opted to replicate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) model. In Hyderabad, the temporary shelters are built with a simple rooftop, a tiled-floor base and a compound wall.