New Delhi: After a home for boys, Delhi Metro will now build a Children's Home for girls in the capital which will have the capacity to house 50 children.
   
The Home will be built by the Delhi Metro as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
   
Modelled on the children's home which the DMRC runs for boys at Tis Hazari, this new exclusive home for girls will come up near Inderlok Metro station in a two storey building
which will be built in an area of 2,500 square metres.
   
"The tender for the construction of the building will be floated later this month and the work is scheduled to be completed in nine months after awarding of the contract  and DMRC will fund the project," a DMRC spokesman said.
   
The children's home will have dormitories, classrooms, an amphitheatre, playground, etc. for the children. All safety requirements such as fire fighting equipment, etc. also will be fitted in the home which will accommodate around 50 girls.
   
The Delhi Metro is currently running a children's home for boys at Tis Hazari which has the provision of accommodating around 100 children. There are five dormitories, two class rooms, a playground and an amphitheatre in this complex.
   
The home is operated by NGO 'Salaam Balak Trust'.

(Agencies)