After Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), the Delhi Government has also decided to deploy home guard marshals for clusters buses, as reported by Daily Pioneer. The main aim behind the deployment of marshals in the coaches is to provide safety and security for the passengers, especially women who travel late in the night for work.

The Government has decided to deploy marshals both in the evening and morning to ensure the safety of the passengers. Earlier, the marshals were only used during the night, but they will work both in the evening and morning from now on, on shift basis. The DTC only has marshals in the night shift at present. It has been decided to deploy marshals in the morning shift in buses also. Marshals will now be delegated in both the shifts as well as in buses running under the cluster scheme.

Currently, there are 5,500 buses in the National Capital running under DTC and cluster bus service. Each one of the buses will have one marshal.

The Delhi CM’s appeal to former home guards

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the former home guards of Delhi Government would also join the services as marshals to provide safety to the woman passengers. Old home guards will be appointed as marshals in the buses. The appointment of marshals in buses will begin from Deepawali, reported India Today.

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The CM in his tweet appealed to all the former home guards to protect women in buses with sincerity.
Besides, the Delhi Government has also started the project of installing 25 lakh CCTV cameras across the city and 2.10 lakh street lights for the safety of women and residents of Delhi.

Besides, the Delhi Government has also started the project of installing 25 lakh CCTV cameras across the city and 2.10 lakh street lights for the safety of women and residents of Delhi.

The Delhi government will invite application for marshals by advertising in newspapers within the next 2-3 days. “The priority will be given to home guards who have served for three years. Those who have served for two years will then be chosen. Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain has said that according to the official data, 5,000 ex-home guards were let go. All five thousand home guards are expected to get jobs. The former home guards will only have to give the experience certificate and the age document,” said a government official, Firstpost reported.

“I hope that you will serve to protect women, and will take complete responsibility for women safety in Delhi buses. If a woman is harassed, you must stop the perpetrators and hand them over to the police,” said Arvind Kejriwal while addressing home guards at his residence.

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Saumya Rastogi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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