New Delhi: Here comes a piece of good news for the construction workers in the national capital as the Delhi government on Monday decided to provide another financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to the construction workers in the wake of the extended coronavirus lockdown. Also Read - Coronavirus: Odd-even Formula to be Implemented in Wholesale Markets in Delhi, Says Gopal Rai
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, chaired by Labour Minister Gopal Rai. As per updates, there are around 40,000 construction workers registered with the board in the national capital. Also Read - Delhi Govt Portfolio Allocation: Gopal Rai Gets Environment, Delhi Jal Board Goes to Satyendar Jain
“The Delhi government had taken a decision to deposit Rs 5000 into the bank accounts of the registered construction workers last month. This month also as the lockdown has been extended, the government has decided to again deposit Rs 5000 to provide them help,” Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said. Also Read - Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai: List of Ministers Who Took Oath Along With CM Kejriwal at Ramlila Maidan
The Delhi government had given Rs 5,000 recently to the construction workers due to the lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the meeting, it was also decided to launch an online portal where construction workers can register themselves.
“The online registration from May 15 will also begin for renewal and registration of new workers. Website link will be made available on May 15 and registration shall continue till May 25. After May 25 verification process will take place,” Rai added.
On coronavirus front, the national capital on Monday recorded 310 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the tally to 7,233.
As per the updates from the health bulletin, no fresh casualties were reported due to the deadly virus between May 9 and May 10 midnight and the toll stood at 73.
The Delhi government said that nearly 60 patients have recovered during the duration. According to the bulletin, 97 patients are in ICU and 22 are on ventilator support.