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Heatwave in Delhi: Lt Governor VK Saxena directs paid break for labourers, water pitchers at bus stands

The LG had instructed the DDA on May 20 to make adequate arrangements for providing water and coconut water to labourers at construction sites so that they can stay hydrated

PTI New Delhi Published 29.05.24, 01:49 PM
A stray dog stands amidst water sprinklers being used at the Central Vista Lawns, to get respite from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, near Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

A stray dog stands amidst water sprinklers being used at the Central Vista Lawns, to get respite from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, near Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. PTI

Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena on Wednesday directed that labourers at construction sites be given a paid break from 12 noon to 3 pm in view of the heatwave conditions in the city with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees Celsius in several parts.

The LG has directed that the three-hour break for labourers has already been implemented by the Delhi Development Authority since May 20 and will continue across all sites till temperatures come down below 40 degrees Celsius.

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The LG had instructed the DDA on May 20 to make adequate arrangements for providing water and coconut water to labourers at construction sites so that they can stay hydrated, officials said.

He has directed that the chief secretary may immediately call a meeting of officers of the PWD, DJB, I&FC, MCD, NDMC, Power department, DUSIB and issue necessary directions for protecting the labourers and supervisory staff from extreme heat conditions, they said.

Apart from this, he has directed that earthen pots with drinking water be arranged at bus queue shelters to provide relief to bus passengers, tankers with treated water of STPs should be deployed for sprinkling on the roads, activating water sprinklers installed at high-rise buildings and roads for tackling pollution, for respite to the people, they added.

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