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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 18, 2013
To make Delhi safer for women, Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Tejendra Khanna on Thursday asked Delhi Police to install exclusive telephone lines at women’s helpdesk at all the 161 police stations in the Capital.

Khanna also directed police commissioner Neeraj Kumar to ensure that police personnel are courteous to all people, especially women, and their complaints are registered and immediate action is taken.

“FIRs on all crime against women should be recorded and registered as it is stated by the complainant. All police personnel should respect women complainants while registering an FIR,” L-G Tejendra Khanna told the commissioner.

Khanna was chairing a meeting of the 4th Security Commission of Delhi.

The Delhi Police gave a presentation on their efforts to make the city safer.

The presentation included the Delhi Police’s proposal to increase the number of police control room vans on the streets, deployment of more women personnel, increasing police force at each police station and make the police helpline more effective.

“They (the police) have been promising to increase the number of PCR vans for two years but that has not happened. They also need to introduce more police motorcycles to patrol narrow lanes. It will help improve police visibility on the road,” Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said.

Dikshit said the police needed to make efforts to win back trust and make people feel safer on roads. “There was an interesting suggestion that the women volunteers working with NGOs should also be trained,” she added.