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2 more hostels for north-eastern girls

india Updated: Jun 01, 2011 12:40 IST
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Girls from the north-eastern part of the country will now find it easier to stay in the city this year on.



Two hostels, with a capacity of 500 students each, are going to come up in Jasola as well as the North Campus.


While the one at Jasola will be for working women, the hostel at North Campus will be for tribal girl students from the north-east.



The working women’s hostel is expected to be functional from next month. Work on the students’ hostel will take some time. However, it is expected that the hostel will start functioning by the end of this year.



“Construction is going on at a rapid pace for the girl students’ hostel, which is being built at a cost of R23.33 crores,” said BK Handique, minister for the Development of the Northeast Region (DoNER).



“The cost is being shared by the North Eastern Council (NEC) and the ministry of tribal affairs on a 60:40 ratio. It is likely to be completed by this year,” Handique added.



Apart from this hostel, there is already a fully functional 500-seat-girls’ hostel at Delhi University North Campus, which is completely funded by the ministry.



The hostel at Jasola is being built at the cost of R17.44 crore. “This will greatly help the working women from the region in terms of safety and comfort,” said Handique.



This hostel is funded by DoNER in association with the ministry of women and child development.