In a step forward towards the safety of women, the Patiala police are set to launch a smart 24x7 mobile-based security application (App) at the police control room (PCR) by the end of January.
In addition, as many as 10 Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled PCR flying vehicles for women cops will also be launched to ensure immediate help to the women in need.
During an emergency, the App user can send a text message to the main police control room, which in turn will instruct the nearby PCR flying vehicle to rush the spot.
Deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Ajinder Singh claimed the mobile application would be helpful to the women commuting in the night. Besides, the application would also help connect theme with their relatives, police, fire extinguishers and ambulance services.
The App will be a modern version of the ‘100’ helpline number and the user will not need to dial any other helpline number, as a text message from their App will be sufficient to police to come in to the action.
Moreover, GPS mapping will also be helpful to the police control room in identifying the exact location of the caller.
The DSP, who is heading the project at the district level, said” “A woman in distress need just to press the panic button on the App and a call will be generated and a panic alert will appear on the computer monitor at the police control room. He said the women could send an image of a spot or incident to police with the help of the App.
Superintendent of police (headquarters) Sharanjit Singh told HT: “We have been providing training to women cops for the new project, which will be launch by the end of January and a trail will also be conducted before its launch. Initially, the App will be used only for the safety of women, but later it will be extended to other sections of the society as well.”?