RAIPUR: Raipur Municipal Corporation, like every year has started its six shelter homes for the homeless and very poor persons in various parts of the city.
The initiative called 'Rain Basera' provides shelter to the homeless and poor people to protect them in winter season. Acting on the instructions of RMC commissioner T P Sinha, the Rain Basera camps have been set up at Santoshi Nagar, Tarun Nagar, near Vivekanand Ashram, Sanjay Nagar and other areas.
In another activity, RMC spokesperson Sanjay Srivastava announced to begin work on Shankar Nagar children's playground's facelift. An amount of Rs 12 lakh has been sanctioned for the work. Srivastava said that construction of boundary wall and pathway in the garden would be done on the priority basis.
RMC is also conducting its encroachment drive in several parts of the city. A team of RMC officials removed about 20 illegal encroachments from Trimurti Nagar. The drive was also conducted at Sadar Bazaar, Kotwali, Sharda Chowk, Banjari Chowk.