City of Ulm installs sleeping pods to protect homeless from biting cold

Munich: In a novel mission, the authorities in the city of Ulm has taken a unique step to protect the homeless from cold during peak winters.

The city is nearly 120 kms from Munich. Ulm has a population of 126,000 and experiences biting cold with temperatures dropping to 7°C.

The durable sleep cabins are made of wood and steel.

These equipment protect the homeless from rain and cold. The pods are fitted with solar panels to provide power. There is also a radio system inside to enable people to communicate even if they don’t have a cellphone.

People who want to use these shelters are not required to go through any registration. They can step into the shelter and lock themselves without notifying anyone.

As soon as a pod gets occupied, a social worker is automatically informed, reports said.