Pune Municipal Corporation converts 15 schools into shelter homes for labourers, migrant workers

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 29 March 2020

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had issued an order on Saturday directing the seven departments and each ward officer to arrange shelter homes for workers and labourers in PMC schools of each ward by following the due measures.

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had converted 15 different schools in the city as shelter homes after the Pune Police informed the authorities about the departure of labourers, migrants, workers moving back to their home towns in the wake of nationwide lockdown.

PMC had issued an order on Saturday directing the seven departments and each ward officer to arrange shelter homes for workers and labourers in PMC schools of each ward by following the due measures.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Rubal Agarwal spoke about the facilities.

“After Pune Police noticed exodus of workers, labourers from the city we have decided to provide shelter homes to such people, including meal.”

These schools are converted into shelter home in Yerwada, Dhole Patil Road, Nagar Road, Shivajinagar, Aundh, Kothrud, Warje, Sinhagad road, Dhankawadi, Wanaworie, Hadapsar, Kondhwa, Bhavani Peth, Bibewadi and Kasba Peth. PMC has instructed that not more than ten people will be given accommodation in a single room.

“We have also instructed our officials to carry out the different task to make a different arrangement at this shelter homes,” said Agarwal.

Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve said, “After we noticed a movement of workers and labourers in the city we proposed PMC and accordingly shelter homes have been set up to avoid people going out of the city.”

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