Delhi Metro opens Old Age Winter Home

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 medial 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.