Pune: 4 night shelters to reopen following safety protocols | Pune News – Times of India

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PUNE: Four night shelters run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for beggars and homeless people will reopen soon after they being shut because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The civic body has initiated steps to ensure social distancing at these facilities. Usage of sanitisers has also been made mandatory.
The shelter homes are run with the help of NGOs and social groups where the homeless get a place to stay the night.
According to civic officials, the urban community development (social development) department of the PMC runs four night shelters at Senadatta Peth, Yerawada, Bopodi, and Pune station. Altogether 72 people were living in these shelters. The four facilities can accommodate 130 people.
The actual transportation and relocation of homeless people is done by the police and the civic body helps in providing shelter and food to these people. Space is allotted at the shelter home by the PMC, while the food is provided with the help of NGOs. “We have planned a meeting next week to discuss reopening of these facilities. The department concerned has put a proposal in this regard,” said Rubal Agarwal, additional commissioner, PMC.



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