While the number of homeless women in Delhi is in the thousands, there are just 19-night shelters for women in Delhi and the majority of the existing centers fail to provide more than the bare minimum.
According to a statement, the state government's guidelines stated that Covid protocol, such as maintaining social distancing, must be adhered to at the night shelters.
Winter can be fatal for the homeless and marginalised and the government needs to provide them with greater assistance. Just providing temporary shelter is an insufficient solution.
With temperatures plummeting across Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to make necessary arrangements for the safety and assistance of people
Saxena had paid a surprise visit to 'Rain Baseras' (night shelters) at ISBT and the adjacent Hanuman Mandir area and took stock of the arrangements and amenities at these shelters.