Henceforth, Working Women Can Stay Safe

The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation is launching ‘She Stay,’ a working women’s hostel at Eranhipalam

Published: 08th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

KOZHIKODE:To ensure a safe and secure stay for the women in the city and those coming for one or two days’ visit, the Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) is launching ‘She Stay,’ a working women’s hostel near the Maradu Court at Eranhipalam. The hostel with all modern facilities such as Wi-Fi, napkin-vending machine, napkin incinerator, etc. offers accommodation to 100 persons. The admission to ‘She Stay’ has begun. Social Justice Minister M K Muneer will officially inaugurate the hostel on Monday.

“With limited options available in the city for women’s stay, the majority of women employees, including those at the Civil Station, were facing difficulty and that led us to the initiative. Searching for a building accessible in the city was another challenge and we were able to get one closer to the Civil Station itself. Although the hostel is mainly aimed at working women, students will also be admitted in certain dormitories, but priority will be for working people. Moreover, women coming to the city for a few days will have facilities to stay as guests at the hostel,” says KSWDC regional manager Faisal Muneer.

“We were having hostel facilities in all districts, except Kozhikode and Kasargod, and a hostel in Kozhikode was a long-time need. We have also started works to set up a hostel in Kasargod district as well,” he adds. The hostel has eight dormitories, each with a staying capacity of 15 persons and six rooms with three beds. The stay at the dormitory will cost Rs 1,750 per month, while the cost for a room will be Rs 2,750 per month. Besides, food, according to the menu suggested by forming a committee of inmates, will be served at the hostel, the amount of which will be shared by the inmates on a monthly basis.

For taking admission to the hostel, contact: 0495 2766454, 9496015010 or 0495 2365600.

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