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The top brass of the city police held a meeting after the PM’s speech and the decision to mark the roads and footpaths for disciplined queues was taken, Mumbai Police officials aware of the developments said.

In demarcation drive, Mumbai Police ask people to maintain safe distance

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 06:37 PM IST
The top brass of the city police held a meeting after the PM’s speech and the decision to mark the roads and footpaths for disciplined queues was taken, Mumbai Police officials aware of the developments said.
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Friday directed government officials and police to have a focused and coordinated strategy to ensure that Delhi is a safe place for women.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Friday directed government officials and police to have a focused and coordinated strategy to ensure that Delhi is a safe place for women.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

L-G Anil Baijal chairs meeting on strategy to strengthen security

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Officials who attended the meeting, held at Raj Niwas, also discussed the actions taken on issues that were deliberated upon the 9th meeting of Task Force held on June 12, 2019.
The non air-conditioned, standard floor buses, which were flagged off on Tuesday, are first in the city to be fitted with hydraulic lifts for easy access for the differently-abled and senior citizens.(HT image)
The non air-conditioned, standard floor buses, which were flagged off on Tuesday, are first in the city to be fitted with hydraulic lifts for easy access for the differently-abled and senior citizens.(HT image)

Delhi gets first batch of 25 new buses after six years

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:56 AM IST
Speaking at the event, Kejriwal said the new buses will not only help boost public transport but also improve the air quality in the national capital.
The transport commissioner’s office of Maharashtra has deferred the plan to make vehicle tracking system (VTS) and panic buttons in public transport vehicles.(HT File PHOTO)
The transport commissioner’s office of Maharashtra has deferred the plan to make vehicle tracking system (VTS) and panic buttons in public transport vehicles.(HT File PHOTO)

Maharashtra government extends deadline for fitting safety devices in public transport

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:38 AM IST
According to the transport department, an estimate of over 3.5 lakh public transport vehicles in Maharashtra, excluding autorickshaws, will be required to install VTS and panic buttons.
India's captain Virat Kohli (C) greets his players Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L) and Kedar Jadhav (R.(AFP)
India's captain Virat Kohli (C) greets his players Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L) and Kedar Jadhav (R.(AFP)

World Cup 2019: Former World Cup winning opener feels India have problems to fix after England loss

Birmingham | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Srikkanth, who was part of the victorious 1983 World Cup team, said India should use the defeat to England in Sunday’s match as a learning experience instead of pressing the panic button.
A June 13, 2019 hand out image photographed by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute shows sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in North Western Greenland(AFP)
A June 13, 2019 hand out image photographed by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute shows sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in North Western Greenland(AFP)

It’s time to press the panic button on climate change

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:01 PM IST
That climate change is happening has been known now for many years. That governments and large businesses are not really interested in doing much to minimise damage by really changing the way we do things has also become pretty obvious
England's Chris Woakes (L) celebrates with England's wicketkeeper Jos Buttler(AFP)
England's Chris Woakes (L) celebrates with England's wicketkeeper Jos Buttler(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: England look to get closer to semis, Afghanistan aim revival

Manchester | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2019 12:24 PM IST
The hosts are struggling with fitness issues, the latest being captain Eoin Morgan having to leave the field with a back spasm during the game against the West Indies.
England's captain Eoin Morgan, second right, hobbles off the field of play with an injury(AP)
England's captain Eoin Morgan, second right, hobbles off the field of play with an injury(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Jason Roy undergoes scan, Morgan down with back spasm but England yet to hit panic button

Southampton | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:08 PM IST
Chasing 213 for victory against the West Indies, England did not require the services of either Morgan or Roy as Joe Root stepped into Roy’s shoes at the top of the order.
The first phase of setting up charging infrastructure at depots for 1,000 electric buses will be completed by November 1, the Delhi government said on Thursday.(REUTERS)
The first phase of setting up charging infrastructure at depots for 1,000 electric buses will be completed by November 1, the Delhi government said on Thursday.(REUTERS)

Charging points for e-buses to be ready by November 1: Government

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 05:26 AM IST
The government expects to roll out Delhi’s first 37 electric buses by December before the model code of conduct for the Delhi assembly election kicks in.
India's Captain Virat Kohli (C) leads the team off the field of play after India are beaten by 6 wickets during the 2019 Cricket World Cup warm up match between India and New Zealand at The Oval in London on May 25, 2019(AFP)
India's Captain Virat Kohli (C) leads the team off the field of play after India are beaten by 6 wickets during the 2019 Cricket World Cup warm up match between India and New Zealand at The Oval in London on May 25, 2019(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: No need to press panic button yet, says Sachin Tendulkar after India’s loss to NZ in warm-up game

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Pre-tournament favourites India put up a dismal show in their opening practice game, losing by six wickets to New Zealand in London on Saturday.
Panic buttons on suburban trains, CCTV surveillance on local trains and at stations, a talk-back system to reach out to the train guard and apps to get police help in case of emergency — these are few of the many steps the Railways has taken in the past nine years to make the journey of women commuters safer.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Panic buttons on suburban trains, CCTV surveillance on local trains and at stations, a talk-back system to reach out to the train guard and apps to get police help in case of emergency — these are few of the many steps the Railways has taken in the past nine years to make the journey of women commuters safer.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

Panic buttons to apps: How Railways put women’s security on track

Mumbai | By KAY Dodhiya
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:25 AM IST
Railways has taken steps in the past nine years to make the journey of women commuters safer.
Railway authorities on Friday informed the Bombay high court (HC) that in order to control the menace of crimes against women on the suburban railway network, panic buttons have been installed in the women’s coaches.(HT File)
Railway authorities on Friday informed the Bombay high court (HC) that in order to control the menace of crimes against women on the suburban railway network, panic buttons have been installed in the women’s coaches.(HT File)

Have installed panic buttons in women’s coaches: Railways to Bombay HC

Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 09:01 AM IST
The railways further informed the division bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Nitin Jamdar that CCTV cameras are also being installed in all coaches and work on the same will be completed by year-end.
The suburban railway network will also set up CCTV cameras in all trains and at all stations.(HT Photo)
The suburban railway network will also set up CCTV cameras in all trains and at all stations.(HT Photo)

Panic buttons installed in women’s coaches of Mumbai locals, Railways tell Bombay high court

By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 12:06 AM IST
The rail authority further informed that the police were undertaking special drives to ensure women’s safety
Panic button on mobile phones and other initiatives will be jointly launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi.(ANI)
Panic button on mobile phones and other initiatives will be jointly launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi.(ANI)

Government to launch panic button on mobile phones to ensure women’s safety

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 01:18 PM IST
The Panic Button, which was conceived in 2015, will be launched across 14 states at a cost of Rs 321.69 crore made available from the Nirbhaya Fund, said an official statement. This emergency response system was soft-launched in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland recently.
The exponential rise in the number of vehicle purchases in the last two years has put a huge burden on the regional transport office, Pune.(HT PHOTO)
The exponential rise in the number of vehicle purchases in the last two years has put a huge burden on the regional transport office, Pune.(HT PHOTO)

Staff crunch at RTO, Pune affects output

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Despite repeated letters to state government at least 50% posts lie vacant.
A government school at Laxmi Bai Nagar in New Delhi. The NDMC plans to install CCTV cameras and emergency buttons in all its schools.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
A government school at Laxmi Bai Nagar in New Delhi. The NDMC plans to install CCTV cameras and emergency buttons in all its schools.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)

Panic buttons, CCTVs in all NDMC schools to augment security

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 01:45 PM IST
The system has been installed at NP Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market on a pilot basis.
NDMC had earlier installed 55 smart poles in the city which also serve as air quality monitors.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
NDMC had earlier installed 55 smart poles in the city which also serve as air quality monitors.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

NDMC to install smart poles with ‘panic buttons’ at schools, Metro stations, markets

Hindustan TImes, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 03:45 PM IST
NDMC officials said the ‘panic button’ will help people contact officials at the civic agency’s command centre in cases of emergency.
New buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC, apart from all the types of new taxis including black and yellow taxis, tourist taxis and app-based taxis will have to install VTS and panic buttons at the time of registration.(HT File)
New buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC, apart from all the types of new taxis including black and yellow taxis, tourist taxis and app-based taxis will have to install VTS and panic buttons at the time of registration.(HT File)

Panic button and Vehicle Tracking System now must on new buses, taxis in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 12:25 PM IST
The Central government has made it mandatory for all new vehicles plying as public transport to have these facilities to ensure passenger safety.
Technology will surely help in tracking the staff’s movements during office hours.(Representative image)
Technology will surely help in tracking the staff’s movements during office hours.(Representative image)

Lucknow: Civic staff to be tracked through GPS-enabled watches

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 12:37 PM IST
LMC to buy 6,000 ‘human tracking’ watches, to spend Rs 259 every month on recharge of each watch.
The initiative of installing internet protocol based CCTV cameras (three in each bus) will provide prompt integrated emergency services for security to all commuters(HT/ File Photo)
The initiative of installing internet protocol based CCTV cameras (three in each bus) will provide prompt integrated emergency services for security to all commuters(HT/ File Photo)

Delhi govt floats tenders for CCTVs in 5k DTC buses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 09:36 AM IST
State transport minister Kailash Gahlot termed the move as ‘a big step forward’ in making buses the ‘safest’ public transport system in the country
A file photo of passengers standing on top of an overcrowded train at Loni town in Uttar Pradesh. (Reuters photo)
A file photo of passengers standing on top of an overcrowded train at Loni town in Uttar Pradesh. (Reuters photo)

Passengers will soon be able to file zero FIRs from on board trains

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2018 04:58 PM IST
A pilot project under which complains of harassment, theft, crime against women can be lodged through a mobile application is already ongoing in Madhya Pradesh which will be replicated across the country soon.
Ravi Shastri reacts during a press conference in England.(REUTERS)
Ravi Shastri reacts during a press conference in England.(REUTERS)

Virat Kohli & Co deserve credit for their performance in England - Ravi Shastri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 04:54 PM IST
Ravi Shastri said that the Indian cricket team performed well during their Test series against England and the media and the fans must give credit where it is due.
Launched by the Haryana Police, the app has a red panic button which, when tapped, connects you to the call centre in Panchkula where the staff inform the nearest police control van of your WhatsApp location.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Launched by the Haryana Police, the app has a red panic button which, when tapped, connects you to the call centre in Panchkula where the staff inform the nearest police control van of your WhatsApp location.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Women welcome Durga Shakti app, question efficiency

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 05:59 AM IST
Launched by the Haryana Police, the app has a red panic button which, when tapped, connects you to the call centre in Panchkula where the staff inform the nearest police control van of your WhatsApp location.
Women’s safety is a major concern in Gurugram. A scene from Cyber Hub.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Women’s safety is a major concern in Gurugram. A scene from Cyber Hub.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Haryana police spread awareness on women safety app Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 07:50 AM IST
Senior police officials visited schools, colleges, institutions and residential areas on Friday and requested all girls and women to download the application, and also get their family members and friends to do the same.
Activists protest the rising incidence of sexual assault against minors across India in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.(AP photo)
Activists protest the rising incidence of sexual assault against minors across India in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.(AP photo)

After minor’s rape, NDMC to ensure panic buttons, breathalysers at Delhi schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 03:44 AM IST
The measures were announced two days after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped at an NDMC school, leading to a protest at the school by hundreds of parents.
The cab aggregators were also asked to share the standard operating procedure that they follow while recruiting drivers.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
The cab aggregators were also asked to share the standard operating procedure that they follow while recruiting drivers.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Govt wants Ola, Uber to let women choose ride-sharing partners

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 07:35 AM IST
The trigger for the meeting was the June 5 incident in which an Ola cab driver in Bengaluru allegedly forced a woman passenger to strip.
Sushma Swaraj was flying from Trivandrum to Mauritius when the plane went ‘missing’(Reuters File)
Sushma Swaraj was flying from Trivandrum to Mauritius when the plane went ‘missing’(Reuters File)

Sushma Swaraj’s plane went incommunicado for 14 minutes on way to Mauritius, authorities hit panic button

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:39 PM IST
Contact could not be established with the Indian Air Force flight that Sushma Swaraj was travelling on after it left Male ATC for Mauritius airspace on Saturday. Authorities pressed that panic button after 14 minutes as the plane was carrying a VIP.
The Union government has postponed the mandatory installation of vehicle tracking system (VTS) and panic buttons in vehicles till April 2019.(HT File)
The Union government has postponed the mandatory installation of vehicle tracking system (VTS) and panic buttons in vehicles till April 2019.(HT File)

No panic buttons in public transports till 2019

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2018 12:08 AM IST
According to regional transport officials, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) on Friday issued a notification deferring the implementation of the system till April 2019.
The deferment of the deadline exposes the government’s failure to implement promised measures to improve safety in public transport facilities following the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus(HT File Photo)
The deferment of the deadline exposes the government’s failure to implement promised measures to improve safety in public transport facilities following the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus(HT File Photo)

No tracking devices in public transport vehicles for a year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:43 AM IST
For new commercial public transport vehicles such as buses and taxis, the government is likely to defer the mandatory installation of tracking systems and panic buttons by three months
The RTO had also refused to renew fitness certificates to buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC.(HT PHOTO)
The RTO had also refused to renew fitness certificates to buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC.(HT PHOTO)

Old vehicles in Maharashtra to get relief from tracking system and panic button

hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 10:44 AM IST
The transport department of Maharashtra directed not to force for installation of vehicle tracking system and panic buttons to public service vehicles registered, sold or manufactured before April 1, 2018.
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