Unavailability of space is likely to delay the launch of the second phase of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s dream project -- Women Power Line 1090 (WPL) scheduled on Raksha Bandhan.
The first phase of the WPL was launched on November 15, 2012 with the facility to handle cases of phone stalking.
The launch of the second phase to deal with complaints related to cyber stalking has been postponed twice on earlier occasions -- in April and June due to the alleged lacklustre approach of the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA).
“Despite repetitive requests, LDA officials are not clearing the proposal to provide extra space for setting up WPL’s cyber stalking cell. At least 5-6 rooms required for the second phase are already lying vacant on the campus where 1090 is already functional since beginning,” said a source.
He said, “The launch was initially scheduled on March 8 (International Women’s Day) but was postponed, as the training of the cops for cyber stalking investigation was not completed. Police officers supervising the WPL working extended the training programme, as they wanted the cops get fully trained to handle cyber stalking cases.”
Thereafter, the launch was scheduled at least twice -- in April-end and then June, but was delayed to the unavailability of space, he added.
“The staff for the cyber stalking cell have been selected and their training has been complete. The software and other cyber tools required for the second phase are also being arranged and now the only hurdle in the launch is the space,” he added.