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Govt's novel gameplan: Hide beggars in covered parks during CWG

To keep beggars and destitute away from the public eye especially during the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Government has come up with a plan to lock them away. The government plans to hide them in parks, which will be covered with tents and Games banners. See cartoon

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2010 15:23 IST
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To keep beggars and destitute away from the public eye especially during the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Government has come up with a plan to lock them away.

The government plans to hide them in parks, which will be covered with tents and Games banners. Senior government officials said they have identified several locations where the beggars would be relocated till the Games are over.

And to prevent beggars from moving out, the government is also contemplating on providing them food and other necessities.

"To ensure they don't defecate in public, we will also station mobile toilets block," said a Delhi government official, requesting anonymity.

The move has come up after the Delhi government's attempt to send these homeless people to their native states failed.

"We will wrap the parks with slick banners and paraphernalia sporting Games mascot and other logos. These parks will turn into temporary shelters," the official said.