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Make sure panic button installed in public buses within deadline: L-G

Make sure panic button installed in public buses within deadline: L-G

New Delhi: Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday chaired the ninth meeting of the 'Task Force on Women Safety Issues' at Raj Niwas. Lt Governor advised Chief Secretary to monitor the installation work of panic buttons in public transport to ensure completion in a time-bound manner.

According to Raj Niwas pres statement LG advised Secretary (Social Welfare) to intensify the skill development programmes in Women and Children Homes. LG directed police to intensify patrolling during the opening and closing timings of schools, colleges to ensure the safety of girl students.

"LG emphasized that all stakeholders must have a focused and coordinated strategy to make Delhi a safe city for women. Stressing on the need for a change in mindset as well, he directed the departments to keep up their efforts for generating awareness and sensitization. He urged all concerned to work towards creating a Delhi that is safe for women," said the press statement.

Special teams have been formed for inspection of women shelters. Five institutions for women with mental health issues with 658 inmates are being managed by the Department of Social Welfare.

Delhi Police informed that they have started several initiatives for women safety, which includes the deployment of police personnel at opening and closing time of girl/Co-Education Schools and Colleges, intensive patrolling of ERVs, QRTs & Motor Cycles.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Delhi, Chairperson Delhi Commission for Women, Addl Chief Secretary (Home) GNCTD, Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Chairperson (NDMC) and other senior officials.

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