MHADA to construct a women's hostel in Mumbai

As per the proposed plan, this well-equipped hostel will cost INR 35 crores, will have 450 rooms and will be constructed in about one and a half to two years.

MHADA to construct a women's hostel in Mumbai

Mumbai is one of the popular destinations for work and tourism, and for several years, people from all around India and parts of the world come to the city, on several purposes. Among them, are a large number of women, who make their way to Mumbai to achieve their dreams. Some of them choose to work in government or private offices, and it has been reported several times that these women are facing concerns with living in the city. Many women are not able to get a job as easily due to this reason.

Observing the same, and with an aim to offer a solution, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has decided to offer relief by setting up a well-equipped hostel for 1000 women. This will be developed on the existing site at the MHADA transit camp in Tardeo area of Mumbai, and this will also help in accommodating women who have come to Mumbai for work.

Information regarding the same was given by Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad, at a recently held press conference, where he said that the state government has always tried reaching out to the people through various social initiatives. Mumbai is the financial capital of the country and many women from all over the country come here for jobs. However, it is not possible for them to stay close to the office and having to live in the suburbs, away from the office, adds to their worries with daily commute, thereby having a big impact on their health. 

Understanding this need, MHADA will soon set up the proposed hostel in the MP Mill compound area which is very close to important places like Mantralaya, Mumbai Central, Mahalakshmi, Grant Road, etc. This facility will help them with the accommodation and  will also save time by avoiding travel hassles.

As of now, this well-equipped hostel will have 450 rooms and will be constructed in about one and a half to two years. 

Minister Awhad said that the tender process will be completed in the next six months, and the work is expected to cost around INR 35 crore. After the construction, the maintenance and repair work will be performed by an independent organization to ensure that its quality and facilities are not affected.

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