Six hours after the much-hyped all-women PCR van was launched and a slew of measures were announced for ensuring women’s security in the city, an investigation by Hindustan Times found that a helpline (0124-2335100) was not functioning.
Moreover, the attendants at the Centralised Control Room of the city police did not know the existence any all-women PCR van deployed on MG Road.
In case a woman in distress calls up the police control room number 100, the attendants would not be able to direct the all-women PCR van, as they do not have the contact details of the woman police personnel.
However the top brass of the city police seem to be not aware of the ground realities.
Earlier, Gurgaon police commissioner KK Sindhu said that after discussing the law and order issues with deputy commissioner PC Meena, it has been decided that a Task Force Committee (TSC) will be constituted.
This committee will meet regularly to review safety of women in Gurgaon and give suggestions to the district authorities.
The TSC will include DCP of the area, concerned Deputy Labour Commissioner, DETC (Excise), representatives of leading non-governmental organisation working in the field of women welfare and representatives of three largest employers of the district.
Sindhu also issued directions to employers in the city that they must provide transport facility to women employees who work late night shifts in accordance with the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishment Act.
The official also said three women constables will be posted 24X7 in all the five Metro stations — Guru Dronacharya, Sikanderpur, MG Road, Iffco Chowk and Huda City Centre Metro stations.
Meanwhile, the public outrage over the rape incident is swelling. On Thursday, a group of residents staged a protest outside Sahara Mall on MG Road.
A similar protest was held at the same site on Wednesday.