For more safety in city transport, police set up 'Transport Range'
New Delhi: For the safety of people in different transport systems running in the national Capital, the city police has now made a special range named as 'Transport range', which will be adding more security to the passengers. The newly-approved 'Transport range' is being headed by Joint Commissioner of Police, Atul Katiyar.
The police informed that the reason behind making the range was to make sure there is zero tolerance for crime. Delhi Metro Police, Delhi Railways Police and IGI police will come under the transport range.
The focus will be more on the railway stations, where "Help Desks" will be set up. Atul Katiyar told the Millennium Post that there is a large number of footfalls at the stations and they will make sure that if the passengers face any problems, they can contact the Help Desk. "Women safety is our main priority. If a woman reaches Delhi during late hours, through the Help Desk, we will make sure that the woman reaches her home safely," said the Joint CP.
There will be six assistance teams, which will talk to the passengers to know the problems if they face at the railway stations. "We will make the stations passenger-friendly," said the Joint CP. According to the Delhi Police data, there was a drop in crime under the railway jurisdiction as 1,539 IPC cases were registered in 2017 whereas in 2016, the cases were 2,848. The railway police solved 96 per cent of the heinous cases. They worked out cent percentage cases of dacoity, attempt-to-murder, robbery and rape whereas 86 per cent of murder cases were solved.
Delhi Metro will be another focus area for the new range. Atul Katiyar further told this newspaper that they will start a pilot project on some of the Metro stations which are more congested. They will make sure that under the jurisdiction of Delhi Police, there is zero-tolerance against crimes.
In 2017, Metro police has registered more than 12,000 cases which include e-FIR. Most of the cases are related to pickpocketing and bag lifting. More than 20 per cent of the cases were solved. At IGI airport, police will set up Help Desks and spread the helpline numbers for the benefit of the passengers. "We will take the photos of the cab drivers and also tell the passengers to contact us if there is any problem," said the police.