Representative pictureNEW DELHI: The Delhi government announced on Friday that it has made ex gratia payments of Rs 5,000 each to construction workers registered as aid with the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

In a statement, the city government announced that a total of 2,10,684 construction workers will be granted the aid under this program.

“Currently the Delhi government has paid 1.05,750 construction workers 52.88 billion rupees and more construction workers will receive this ex-gratia relief in the coming days,” it said.

Food distribution centers have also been set up in schools and on construction sites around the city to meet and meet the needs of all daily wage, migrant and construction workers, the government said.

“By Thursday evening, around 7,000 food parcels had already been distributed in these food distribution centers,” it says.

In addition, a hotline for construction, daily wage and migrant workers will be set up, which, according to the government, will be active for the next two to three days.