She Lodge facilities have been introduced in Kochi, Kerala for women travelling to the city to provide safe accommodation for them at affordable prices.
The program was undertaken by the Kochi Corporation as one of the significant programmes taken out after Sammridhi, the meals for Rs 10 programme. The corporation converted the hotel complex it had owned at the Paramara Lodge into a She Lodge. With this project, women will be able to get budget-friendly accommodation. They can also get three meals a day from the Sammridhi scheme.
Two dormitories have also been set up where one can stay for just Rs 150 a day, which includes the daily rent of Rs 100 and the cost of the food from Sammridhi. Different rates for financially backward women are also being considered. The facility aims to provide relief to a large number of women who visit Kochi by themselves for job interviews, exams etc.
“She Lodge” is located near the bus and metro station, and it will be inaugurated by MB Rajesh, Minister for Local Self-Governments and Excise.
- Staff Reporter