If women’s safety was one of BJP’s New Year resolutions, it sure has been efficient in following through with it! On the very first day of the new year, Union Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off Himmat, India’s first integrated Mobile App for women’s safety. The occasion was also witnessed by Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, and Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

 

Bassi told to ANI, “The ‘Himmat’ application will strengthen women safety.”

 

The app has been designed in a way that alerting authorities in case of emergencies is as quick as it gets. It enables a feature on your phone, where pressing the power button twice, or even merely shaking it will do the trick.

 

“It is directly linked to the Police Control Room and they will get an indication immediately. After that the location can be traced and will be updated every ten seconds. This is India’s first official integrated application for women’s safety,” he added.

 

Bassi hopes, that their efforts do not go in vain and that maximum number of women download the app.

 

[Picture Credits: The Indian Express]

 

Report by: Binjal Shah