Delhi Metro to build Home for Girl Children

TNN | Sep 12, 2011, 01.20 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Inderlok Metro station is going to have new neighbors soon. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to build a home for the girl child soon as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). The home is expected to be built nine months after awarding of the contract. It will be located near the Inderlok Metro station and will have a capacity to house 50 girls.

Talking about the initiative, an official for the DMRC said, "The tender for the construction of the building will be floated later this month and the work is scheduled to be completed in nine months after awarding the contract. DMRC will fund the project."

The home for girls is the second such children's home to be built by Delhi Metro. Earlier, the DMRC has built a home for boys in Tiz Hazari. This one too will be modeled on the existing boys' home, said the official, adding, "This new exclusive home for girls will come up near Inderlok Metro station in a two storey building which will be built in an area of 2,500 square meters."

The children's home will have dormitories, classrooms, an amphitheatre, playground, etc. for the children. All safety requirements such as fire fighting equipment will be fitted in the home which will accommodate around 50 girls. The Delhi Metro is currently running a children's home for boys at Tis Hazari which has the provision of accommodating around 100 children.

There are five dormitories, two class rooms, a playground and an amphitheatre in this complex. The home is operated by NGO 'Salaam Balak Trust'. The home is expected to be functional by mid-2012 and will be fully funded by the Delhi Metro, added the official.