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Shelters for construction workers

Shelters for construction workers
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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has identified 92 sites to construct shelters for construction workers. The labourers, also called adda coolies, assemble at different junctions in the city in the mornings from where they are picked up for work.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has identified 92 sites to construct shelters for construction workers. The labourers, also called adda coolies, assemble at different junctions in the city in the mornings from where they are picked up for work.

There are about 18,000 labourers in the city. Somesh Kumar, Commissioner and Special Officer, GHMC, said that the corporation was working with the labour department and is proposing to provide identity cards for them. Medical facilities would also be provided at the sites.

The GHMC is also planning to provide Rs 5 lunch at the identified places. Not all labourers get work daily. The GHMC is also planning to deploy a facilitator who would ensure that the labourers get work in a systamatic manner. K Suresh, chief engineer; Jayaraj Kennedy, Additional Commissioner (UCD); Gangadhar, joint commissioner, labour department; Irfan, programme officer, Action Aid, participated in the inspection undertaken in the city on Wednesday.

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