Mahesh said. The couple has
three children to look after.
The scene was no different in a different region of the city - Meena Bazaar,
Daryaganj. Many people were smoking and drinking for warmth but those who
didn't, complained of unwanted interference. "The drug addicts take out their knives
at the slightest provocation. Since we don't have a permanent place to reside
in, we have to make do with this," Mohammed Aslam, a rag-picker
sitting near a garbage dump, said.
The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), the nodal agency for
providing shelter facilities to the homeless in Delhi, has established and is
operating 132 night shelters across the city.
To ensure effective utilisation in a humanitarian manner and for a maximum
reach- out, the DUSIB has inducted the services of some NGOs for operation and
maintenance of all the shelters. The DUSIB has requested the police, civic
agencies and NGOs to shift people sleeping on the pavements, under- bridges and
public parks to the nearest shelter facility.
Dikshit has committed that the DUSIB will construct more night shelters in
Delhi, depending upon the requirement. Around 12,400 shelterless people can be
accommodated in the 132 night shelters across Delhi, but the current occupancy
is a low 5,100 people a night.
Though the mercury will continue its downward trend till Friday, an increase is
expected January 14 onwards with the onset of the western disturbances.
the western disturbances, the north- westerly winds will give way to westerly
winds which will stop the lowering trend of temperatures," India
Meteorological Department director Dr S. C. Bhan said, "During western
disturbance, night temperatures increase. This will normalise
For today (Thursday), the weatherman has predicted a minimum temperature of 4 °
and a maximum of 19 ° Celsius in Delhi. Most parts of northwest India are in
the grip of a cold wave and it is expected to prevail over states such as
Punjab, Haryana, north Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh and adjoining central
India during the next two days.
The weatherman has predicted fog over parts of northwest India and east UP and
Bihar in the next two days. Visibility could reduce to 200 m in the early hours
over parts of east UP and Bihar, the IMD has warned.
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