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Delhi police roll out elaborate safety plan

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 11, 2013
First Published: 00:41 IST(11/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:58 IST(11/1/2013)

Senior-most officers of districts patrolling its streets till midnight, mobile units with blaring sirens near evening hangouts and integrated crack teams armed with challan books and a 'zero-tolerance' policy - the Delhi Police claimed to have chalked out an elaborate plan to make the Capital safe for women.

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Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar said the deputy commissioners of each of Delhi's 10 police districts have been directed to personally patrol their jurisdiction, with special emphasis on dimly-lit and non-motorable bylanes.

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"They will do so daily and at least till midnight when they are relieved by the respective senior officers, called government officer (GO), who will then carry the patrolling exercise forward," Kumar told Hindustan Times.

In addition, establishments required to ensure their women employees are dropped home safely, which only included Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs), media houses and multinational companies till sometime ago, now include almost all businesses establishments, including small and medium-size firms.

Vehicles belonging to the Police Control Room (PCR) have been taken off 'static' mode and now, according to police, would be deployed to increase visibility across more than five dozen popular nightspots across the Capital after dark.

"Here too, there would be an emphasis on ensuring that bylanes and slip roads are patrolled and are under constant vigil and surveillance. In addition, there will be police personnel in plain clothes deployed throughout a market to keep an eye on the law and order situation," said a senior officer, requesting anonymity.

While checking of vehicles at pickets and barricades located on arterial roads would continue, each district would have 10 different teams to conduct integrated checking and challaning of violators.

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