AAP government to deploy women security guards at dark spots across city

Deputy CM Sisodia said they have also decided to deploy marshals in all DTC buses from 6 pm to 12 midnight.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2015 6:54 pm

In order ensure security for women, Aam Aadmi Party government on Friday decided to deploy women security guards at ‘dark stretches’ across the city which are crime-prone for women.

On the eve of completing one month of AAP government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said they have also decided to deploy marshals in all DTC buses from 6 pm to 12 midnight.

In its pre-poll manifesto, AAP had promised to set up Women’s Security Force made up of a 10,000 strong Home Guard, saying that it would use 5,000 bus marshals to prevent and deter crime on public transport.

“We have asked Delhi Police to give us the list of dark spots where women related crime is on rise. Thereafter, we will set up Women’s Security Force consisting personnel of Home Guards and Civil Defence. We will deploy Women’s Security Force at these areas,” Sisodia told a press conference in New Delhi.

Government is working on various aspects to ensure security of women in the national capital.

“We did a study on women passenger security in buses. To begin with, we have decided to soon deploy the marshals in all DTC buses from 6 PM to midnight in first phase. Government will train personnel of home guards and civil defence as marshals and thereafter, they would be deployed in all buses,” he said.

Government also announced that it will give some more powers to Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) so that they can conduct random checkings inside the buses.

“We have directed SDMs to carry out random checking in buses to get feedback from women passengers about their problems in bus.

“If women passenger complain of molestation and any crime, SDMs will have a power to interrogate the accused on the spot and if needed, SDMs would also ensure that strict action is taken,” he added.

Before the Assembly elections, AAP had also promised that if it came to power, its government would provide a Suraksha/SOS button on every mobile phone, saying that it would work towards its connectivity to the police, nearest PCR van, relatives and volunteer community.

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    Ajay Kumar
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      idreddy
      Mar 14, 2015 at 10:00 am
      Dear All Pls make LAWS to HAnd/Death Penalty for RAPITS/CRUEL HUMANS instead of keeping them in Jails for life time and make them happy at the COST of POOR TAX Payers money with 100 to 1000 of Officers to Sauard these CRIMINALs/GUNDAS/CORRUPT Officials.. Once LAWS made with DEATH PENALTY for ALL CULPRITS no we can save 20 to 30% of Out expenses oN Jails and COURTS and other Admin Expenes from Our BUDGETS. Pls thinks of MAKE or AN ACT ORDINANCES and implement FIRST in DELHI ,it will be 100% success and this can be implement in the other states.. PLS KEEP OPEN MIND BY ALL POLITICO's and ACT IMMEDIATELY.
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        idreddy
        Mar 14, 2015 at 10:08 am
        Even POLITICO's who made murder of their FIANCES (like Tarror & Other Politico's in India) also give DEATH PENALTY First then implement to ordinary People. For these So CALLED CRUEL Politico's Investigation of Cases,our GOVT are spending lakhs and crores of TAX PAYERS BUDGETED FUNDS >> No ONE KNOW's Why TAX PAYERS MONEY and PUBLIC Services Like Top CID/CBI/Police Forces using for Personal Cases in the name of Enquiry????THINK and DO CHANGE IN LAWS to HANG the WRONG DOERS...IMMEDIATELY..stead of Wasting BUDGETED FUNDS and TIME.
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          Namasivayam.N
          Mar 13, 2015 at 8:13 pm
          Though unrelated to this news item, I wish to say something about AAP. I am a supporter of BJP and a huge fan of Modiji. Yet, I am not happy about what the BJP govt has done so far towards eradicating corruption, which (corruption) I feel is the n�mero uno afflicting our great nation. But, I have great hopes that the AAP govt will surely eliminate corruption in the Delhi area such that other state parties will have to take a cue from AAP for their survival resulting, atleast in the long run, in the removal of corruption from our mother India. To this extent, I am ready to forgive such aberrations that have been reported in the past week about its leader Mr.Kejriwal.
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            Visa
            Mar 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm
            100% support to All these measures proposed by AAP for women safety ! Excellent! Pls implement without delay!
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