Over 290 challans issued against BPO vehicles in 2018
New Delhi: In a bid to curb crime against women, the city police challans more than 290 Business process outsourcing (BPO) vehicles for not following safety norms. Over 40 vehicles impounded by law enforcement agency in 2018. The data accessed by Millennium Post from (January 1 to November 30) claimed that the highest number of challan done in West Delhi as the action taken against as many as 250 BPO vehicles. In North West Delhi 10 challan were issued and 21 vehicles impounded.
In South East Delhi as many as 21 vehicles impounded and eight challans issued. In two districts (Dwarka and Outer) 19 challans took place against BPO vehicles.
According to Delhi Police, the employees including young women from across the country have been staying in various parts of Delhi while their workplace may be in the NCR region and their employers are providing cab services for the purpose of picking up and dropping them from their place of stay to office and back. As these organizations are functioning round-the-clock, the cabs are ferrying employees even at late night hours. "It has come to notice that certain criminal and anti-social elements look for soft targets, particularly during the odd hours and the women employees who travel during late night hours are vulnerable to crime and criminal acts by such elements, if they are not dropped securely and safely at their places of stay," said police officer.
The Delhi Police had told all such organisation having the system of picking up and dropping their employees to maintain a database of all employees, security personnel, cab drivers and contractual workers working with them for access by the police as and when required.
"Hire security personnel and other contractual personnel as far as possible from licensed agencies only. Ensure
verification of antecedents of all their employees including contractual employees," said Delhi Police. The Delhi Police also told the organisations to ensure that during the night hours cab involved in transportation of women employees picks up and drops such employees right at their houses and remains halted at the point where a woman employee has been dropped till she confirms about her arrival /reaching at her residence/place of stay through a telephone call.