Delhi govt to soon set up 320 ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ across the national capital

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Jul 272014
 
Delhi govt to soon set up 320 ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ across the national capital

To address women safety issues at public spaces, the Delhi government will soon set up 320 Mahila Suraksha Dals (MSDs) across the national capital. As a pilot programme, one MSD in each of the 11 districts of the city will be launched on the day of Raksha Bandhan. “It was decided that instead of creating new parallel structures, Awaaz Uthao Project initiated by the Delhi government, which addresses women safety issues, will be renamed as MSD and will be further strengthened both in terms of […]

Free mobile app launched for women’s safety

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Jul 202014
 
Free mobile app launched for women’s safety

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and National Service Scheme have developed an android app for women’s safety. ‘Safe Hands’ can be used to send distress messages to contacts at the single press of a button and, unlike all other apps, does not require an internet connection to work. The message would contain the location of the user-latitude and longitude-and their distance from a nearby location deemed a ‘safe. Distress message can be sent via the app which can be used by the receiver to summon […]

Free mobile app launched for women’s safety

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Jul 122014
 
Free mobile app launched for women’s safety

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and National Service Scheme have developed an android app for women’s safety. ‘Safe Hands’ can be used to send distress messages to contacts at the single press of a button and, unlike all other apps, does not require an internet connection to work. The message would contain the location of the user-latitude and longitude-and their distance from a nearby location deemed a ‘safe. Distress message can be sent via the app which can be used by the receiver to summon […]

Wearing helmet to be made mandatory for Delhi women

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May 042014
 
Wearing helmet to be made mandatory for Delhi women

Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has given his approval to a transport department proposal that makes wearing helmets mandatory for women pillion riders in the city. The government had to exempt women from wearing helmets after stern objection by Sikh community. The transport department is now planning to amend the rule 115 of the act, exemption women from wearing helmets. Transport Department of Delhi has sent a proposal to Election Commission for approval; the rule will be applicable one month after the approval of the […]

6 Areas in Delhi Where Women Should Be Alert

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Apr 272014
 
6 Areas in Delhi Where Women Should Be Alert

Though I am not of the opinion that women should avoid doing things to feel safe or prevent themselves from falling victims to crime, still a little awareness of how danger can be prevented can make one cautious. Delhi lately has been tarnished with the tag of ‘Rape City’, which I deeply wish gets removed soon. This requires efforts from the system as well as the inhabitations of the state. A combined effort will surely make Delhi the city it was earlier. A crime can […]

Delhi’s CP will soon get 341 digital eyes for the safety and security of buildings

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Apr 272014
 
Delhi’s CP will soon get 341 digital eyes for the safety and security of buildings

Is Connaught Place-the heart of the Capital which is perpetually on the terror radar-equipped to thwart a jihadi strike? Yes, there’s some succour for the area on the edge. For the first time, around 341 close circuit cameras along with infrared vehicle number plate recognition cameras will meticulously track the safety and security of buildings and most of the busy hangouts in the area. Initially, the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) had decided to install around 270 CCTV cameras in the Connaught Place area. […]

6 Ideas to Ensure Safety for Women in Delhi

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Apr 052014
 
6 Ideas to Ensure Safety for Women in Delhi

Everyday news of women becoming victim of molestation, rape, kidnapping, stalking, eve teasing and violence is daunting for a Delhi resident, such as me. Are we ever going to freely walk on roads without bothering about who is following us or dress up like we desire, without worrying about who will pass a lecherous remark anytime? The answer to this lies not only in how we deal with such situations but also how the system needs to change to make the city fearless for us. […]