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Tihar's single-storey buildings to be rebuilt: Jain

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a move to decongest over-crowded Jail, the city government is planning to redevelop its single-storey buildings into four-storey ones, said Home today.

Besides decongesting it, the move would also provide sufficient playgrounds for inmates of the high-security jails, he said.

Addressing a gathering on the launch of 'Samarthan' project in collaboration with here, Jain said that the group games should be promoted among prisoners for their mental fitness.

The event was also attended, among others, by acting of the High Court.

"The group games should be used as a meditation and promoted in the jails. In view of this, the government will reconstruct single-storey buildings into four-storey ones in the jails so that more land is available for playing games," the said.

A jail official said jail numbers 1, 2 and 3 were built in 1960s and need to be reconstructed.

Under the 'Samarthan' project, inmates who suffers mental health issues, will be able to avail expert medial assistance from the trained jail staffers.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:40 IST