Delhi Police had launched SOS application two weeks back. Despite this, there was an incident of a couple getting robbed at Connaught Place. Post this, the police have now initiated a sensitization drive about the same SOS application.

The police have deployed a team of women cops around metro stations, public places and market areas. The aim is to spread awareness about the useful mobile safety applications and the new emergency number 112.

Key Takeaways:

  • Delhi Police have deployed as many as 18 all-women patrolling teams including 36 officers to sensitize women about SOS application.
  • The cops also spread awareness about the new emergency number 112.
  • They can be seen around metro stations, public places, and market areas.

According to a report by TOI,  the police have deployed a team of women cops on scooters around the crime-prone areas to avert any incidents.

“As many as 18 all-women patrolling teams, including 36 officers, will patrol areas prone to crimes against women like lonely stretches, crowded places, markets, and tourist places. The aim is to prevent crimes against women and make them aware of the do’s and don’ts for their personal safety – Eish Singhal, deputy commissioner of police, New Delhi.

Also, the cops were seen sensitizing women about the ‘Tatpar’ application. It contains all the applications of Delhi Police rolled into one. It caters to everyone, including senior citizens and women.

“As many as 18 all-women patrolling teams, including 36 officers, will patrol areas prone to crimes against women like lonely stretches, crowded places, markets, and tourist places. The aim is to prevent crimes against women and make them aware of the do’ss and don’ts for their personal safety. These teams will also sensitize women about various measures being taken by Delhi Police, and how to use various apps of Delhi Police,” said Eish Singhal, deputy commissioner of police, New Delhi.

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Initiatives by Delhi Government

Last month, the Delhi Government decided to deploy home guard marshals for clusters buses. The purpose is to provide safety and security for the passengers, especially women who travel late in the night for work.

In a bid to bolster the issue of women’s safety, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced free rides for women commuters in DTC and cluster buses from October 29.

Ahmedabad for women’s safety

Ahmedabad also addressed the issue of women’s safety by committing to station 100 technologically equipped vans knowns as ‘Nirbhaya’. These vans are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology with efficient detection systems to identify and catch the culprits. The vans will be deployed by the 108 Abhayam Helpline team to reduce the time travel in responding to the crisis calls made by women in distress. The van will play a pivotal role in controlling and penalizing eve-teasing, harassment, chain snatching and other crimes against women.

Lucknow bans songs in auto

In an attempt to enhance women’s safety, the Lucknow district authorities in July banned playing ‘songs in ‘autos’. The authorities said that this decision will save women from vulgar elements when they sit in an auto. So for now, playing songs has been totally banned in autos and tempos in Lucknow.

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