Sukhi Griha Parikalpana, “MAMATA” by Mamata

Homes planned for those living by rail track

KOLKATA: The Railways would provide accommodation to those living by the track to prevent accidents, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Sunday.

Speaking at an official function, Ms. Banerjee said the initiative Sukhi Griha Parikalpana, was a part of the “human face of the Railways.” There would be a “pilot project,” and depending upon its success, the scheme would be considered for implementation across the country.

“There are so many who live in shanties by the side of railway lines and don’t even have the basics of food, clothing and shelter. Their homes shake when the trains pass by and there is the added fear of accidents,” Ms. Banerjee said.

For those who wanted to participate in the scheme, basic accommodation would be provided, Ms. Banerjee said.

The one-room apartments with toilet and kitchen areas would be built on Railway land in collaboration with the Ministry of Urban Development.

To prevent its misuse, the scheme would only be available to those already enlisted with the Railways, she added.

http://www.hindu.com/2010/06/14/stories/2010061452961400.html

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