Tihar Jail of West Delhi, Country’s largest prison with more than 14,000 inmates got open air gym in its park for prisoners to stay fit and healthy. With this Tihar Jail has became India’s first jail to open gym for prisoners. At start four equipment have been installed and will be increased later on.
About Trainings and timings:
Training will be provided by some professional gym trainers who are also behind the bars. Right now open air gym of Tihar Jail is mostly used by elder prisoners who are facing problems like obesity or arthritis. The timings for the inmates to use the Jim equipment are set in mornings and evenings. Time tables have also been made and time is assigned to each person who like to use the open air gym of Tihar Jail. The time table is made to ensure that everyone gets a chance to use the gym.
According to an official, similar kinds open air gyms will also be installed in another two jails. Earlier prisoners were demanding to have such facilities in the jail so that they could get them fit. Till now inmates were using Yoga and exercises to keep them fit and healthy but this new initiative will add one extra option with them to stay healthy.