On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a call to ensure the safety of women, the Delhi administration announced one-stop centres to help victims of sexual harassment.
Delivering his Independence Day speech at Chhatrasal Stadium, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung said the government would provide all necessary medical aid, legal advice and any other help to such victims.
“The government is running a 24-hour helpline number (181) for the safety of women already. This facility is connected with the helpline of all 185 police stations of the city,” Jung said. He listed out the services provided by Delhi Women Commission, crisis intervention centre, rape crisis cell and sahyogini cell.
Jung said the Delhi government was committed to providing informal training to girls, SC/STs, OBCs and youth residing in villages. Four new polytechnic institutes have been established in the city towards this end where employment-oriented training will be imparted.
The L-G announced that 1,380 non-AC buses will be added to the city’s current fleet of public transportation, which includes 26 special buses for women. He said that 35% of the work relating to metro’s PhaseIII, a 103-kilometre corridor, had already been completed.
“Efforts are being made to keep Delhi green and as a result, according to a survey, there has been an increase of 3.61 kilometres in the forest cover of the city. There are about 20,000 parks and gardens in Delhi.
A detailed report has been prepared by the Empowered Committee to find solutions to provide clean air and water in the city of Delhi,” Jung said, adding that the suggestions of the committee would be implemented on a mission mode. He said the use of alternative energy is being encouraged.
“This year, nine solar units have been set up in different parts of Delhi and 10 more will be set up in the near future,” Jung said.