255 routes unsafe for women, police told to increase vigil

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2015 01:18 IST

The Delhi police have been asked to increase patrolling around 255 routes near entertainment and eating hubs as they are frequented by women and also considered vulnerable.

The directive came following a high-level meeting chaired by Union home secretary LC Goyal and attended by top Delhi police officials recently, sources said.

The home ministry has also ordered illumination of all dark spots and installation of CCTV and web cameras at parking lots, shopping malls and other public places as early as possible.

Civic agencies have been sensitised for installing CCTV cameras in surface and multi-level parking areas and market places in their respective jurisdiction.

In order to further augment the CCTV coverage in the city, a Business Area Watch Scheme has also been initiated as a community initiative.

The city police will act as facilitator of the scheme and spirited members of the community will fund the installation, maintenance and operation of CCTV coverage in their area, particularly in markets and other institutional locations, sources said.

This scheme has been launched at Greater Kailash, Dariba Kalan and Civil Lines.

Photo identity cards are being issued to crews of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operating in Delhi by transport department after police verification.

Besides, all schools have been asked to maintain data regarding crew of private vehicle operators who ferry their school children, sources added.

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