The three municipal corporations have decided to create more hostels for working women. Municipal leaders said there are many vacant plots in the city where such facilities can be built.
The East Corporation on Tuesday announced it will create two such facilities under their jurisdiction to accommodate women who come to the city looking for a job. "It is part of our initiative to provide all-round facilities for residents," said leader of the House BB Tyagi, who finalized the budget.
The corporation is yet to finalise the sites but Chilla village in Mayur Vihar may be chosen because of its connectivity. "It is not enough to provide hostels, there has to be safe transport and so we are looking for spaces where there is a metro station nearby," said a senior official.
At present, only the North Corporation has one working women's hostel in Rohini Sector-9. It is spread over 1,609 square metres and was constructed at a cost of R2 crore.
The official said a large number of working women come from different parts of India and live alone. "Rents are rising and so there is a need for cheaper accommodation," he added.