‘Open shel­ters near rail­way sta­tions’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

He­mant Sharma, so­cio-le­gal head of Sa­hayak NGO, said, “Given the num­ber of peo­ple spot­ted sleeping on roads, there should be one night shel­ter at ev­ery node in the city. The NMMC has only one for the whole of Navi Mumbai and un­for­tu­nately they are un­able to run it prop­erly. We don’t think that they are lack­ing in funds to take some con­crete steps in this di­rec­tion. What they are lack­ing is will­ing­ness to help the des­ti­tute and a pro­fes­sional at­ti­tude in dis­charg­ing their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.”

“Peo­ple from Mumbai travel to Pune, Goa and south­ern parts of the coun­try via Navi Mumbai. There­fore we sug­gested the au­thor­i­ties that the night shel­ters should be near the rail­way sta­tions and bus de­pots in the city. How­ever, they did not seem to be con­cerned about it,” he added.

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