An air-conditioned building in the capital, Delhi, has been turned into a makeshift camp.
The building, which was erected on Monday night, was intended to serve as a temporary shelter for people who had been stranded in the heat.
The building has been a temporary camp for some time, and residents have been living in the premises.
“People have been staying here for the past few days, but we don’t know if they are going to be back,” said Rajesh Kumar, who has been staying at the premises for a few days.
The shelter has been set up on the ground floor of the building, and has a small bathroom.
People have taken to the premises in an attempt to stay warm, but have been unable to do so due to the building being so much bigger than the surrounding area.
“There is a lot of dust in the air and the water is too cold,” said Manish, who is staying at his family home in the building.
“We can’t drink the water and can’t get anything for breakfast.”
On Tuesday, the Delhi government announced a scheme for people to rent out their properties to the public.
The scheme is aimed at easing the shortage of space in rented accommodation.
“In the past two days, there have been a lot more calls from the city administration to make spaces available for people,” said an official from the department of urban development.
“If you have a space available, we would consider renting it to the people.
If it is not available, it can be given to us.”
A similar scheme was announced earlier this year for those who are stranded in Delhi and need to use the premises to sleep in, and the government is planning to extend this scheme to people in other parts of the city.
“We are also working on the scheme for the people in Delhi who are staying in rented premises, too,” said the official.