Delhi Metro opens `Old Age Winter Home`

To save hapless male senior citizens from the winter chill, Delhi Metro has opened an `Old Age Winter Home` in south Delhi.

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2011, 21:06 PM IST

New Delhi: To save hapless male senior
citizens from the winter chill, Delhi Metro has opened an `Old
Age Winter Home` in south Delhi where they are provided with
all basic necessities.

The home at Govindpuri, which will remain open till March
31, has the capacity to accommodate about 45 to 50 persons.
"DMRC will provide all the basic necessities such as
beds, pillows, blankets, chairs, water dispenser plates,
glasses etc to the occupants," a DMRC spokesman said.

The facility, being run in association with the NGO Help
Age India, will serve dinner, breakfast and tea to the
occupants and basic medical assistance will also be provided to
them.

Along with accommodation, food and basic medical help,
physiotherapy and health check up sessions will also be
organised.

The spokesman said DMRC officials will also make
periodical inspections of the facility to ensure that it
functions properly and the quality of services remains good.
The DMRC had earlier taken up a host of activities under
its corporate social responsibility programme. Currently, it
is running a `Children`s Home` for boys at Tis Hazari in
association with an NGO named Salaam Balak Trust.

Another home meant for girls is also planned near
Inderlok on the pattern of the home run for boys at Tis
Hazari. This new exclusive home for girls will have the
capacity to house about 50 girl children.

PTI