The State Government has initiated steps to set up hostels for working women across the State. The Social Welfare Department has been directed to take necessary steps. Six hostels have been planned and the first one will be coming up in Vadapalani.
The SPV- Special Purpose Vehicle has been allotted the responsibility of constructing and maintaining the hostels. So far, hostels have been planned in Chennai, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Kanchipuram, Coimbatore and Tiruchirapalli. These hostels will cater to all sections of society. Studio apartments will be offered to the higher income group, two bed sharing rooms will be provided to the middle income groups and the lower income group will be offered six bed sharing rooms. The hostels will also be provided with a creche, a modern gymnasium, an entertainment area, CCTV cameras and wifi facilities.