Reflecting that Kejriwal government is committed to providing security to women, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Sunday, that around three lakh CCTV cameras will be installed in the capital. He said that this is being done as a part of the project that aims to boost the security of women in the national capital. According to him, the government has already started working towards installing 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras.

The work to install 2000 CCTV cameras was inaugurated yesterday. While addressing the gathering after the inauguration, this announcement was made. Also, a control room will be set up at the PWD headquarters in ITO area to keep a constant vigil on any eve-teasers or miscreants in every nook and cranny, Sisodia said.

The work to install 2000 CCTV cameras was inaugurated yesterday. A control room will be set up at the PWD headquarters in ITO area to keep a constant vigil on any eve-teasers or miscreants in every nook and cranny.

The event was being held at Supershine Chowk in East Vinod Nagar in East Delhi. Here, the minister also put forth that in the first phase of the plan, Patparganj constituency will be getting 2000 cameras. “And, tender process has begun for another 1.5 lakh cameras. So, entire Delhi will have about three lakh cameras,” he said. “Our sisters and daughters will get the biggest relief,” Sisodia said.

The minister, who is also the education minister of Delhi, said that cameras will be set up separately for schools and colleges. The announcement for camera set up and that the work will begin by June 8 was made by the minister earlier this month. “We are serious about women safety and the proposal to make metro and DTC rides free for them is also another dimension of our vision,” Sisodia said, and asked the crowd if it should be brought in or not. “A woman or a girl will save Rs 2000-3000 monthly and that benefit will also cascade to the male members. It is big step to ensure women safety. And I know many girls who are MBA and MTech but do not step out for work due to safety issues or step out less… If they feel safe, they will give vote to us,” he said, with a smile.

“We are serious about women safety and the proposal to make metro and DTC rides free for them is also another dimension of our vision”

Delhi Government has been persistently in news concerning women’s safety issues. Delhi government conducted a study to understand women’s safety in public buses to bring better solutions for crimes against women, in May. Delhi government has collaborated with a think tank, Delhi and Development Commission to conduct the study and prepare a plan to ensure a better travel experience for women travelling by DTC buses. “In collaboration with experts from diverse fields, the task force will come up with innovative ideas to address issues concerning women safety and suggest ways to enhance their safety,” a government official said, TOI reported.

Most recently, the AAP government was in news because of its decision to make metro rides free for women. “The government is planning free travel for women and girls in Delhi and is all set to face the loss of revenue that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Delhi Transport Corporation, and the cluster scheme buses would be facing due to this decision.” a Delhi Government official told Times of India.

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