CM reviews women's security, to regulate public transport
Reviewing efforts being made by various government departments to address and safety and security concerns of women, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said steps were being taken to regulate public transport.delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2013 23:43 IST
Reviewing efforts being made by various government departments to address and safety and security concerns of women, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said steps were being taken to regulate public transport.
"There is definitely the need for better regulation of public transport. We are taking steps to ensure a safe environment for women in buses, autos and taxis. There are suggestions to train conductors and drivers on being polite with passengers. The training must be continuous and should be institutionalised," Dikshit told reporters after the meeting.
Seeking better policing, Dikshit sought deployment of women police personnel in adequate numbers at all police stations to encourage women to approach with their complaints without any fear and apprehensions.
Dikshit said the government's helpline - 181 - was receiving about 2,000 calls every day and an effective coordination was being established with the police to redress the grievances.
The meeting was attended by Women and Child Welfare Minister Kiran Walia, Planning Commission member Sayeeda Hamid, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Singh, representatives of leading NGOs and women rights groups and top bureaucrats.
While the Delhi government will come out with a booklet on women safety on March 8 - International Women's Day -the participants also suggested book on moral values for school students. A suggestion was also made for more hostels for working women.
On providing help to the family of the December 16 gang rape victim, Dikshit said her government had offered a flat to them in Dwarka.
She said employment for the girl's brother is being tried sincerely. She said the government had started discussions with a security company called 'e-move' to help women in contacting police and other agencies to lodge any complaint.