Poor transportation, lack of cops at border areas make it worse for women
Transit points across Delhi-NCR appear to be the biggest threat to women security as hardly any police picket/barricades are visible.
A major chunk of working women, who use the stretch having transit points/border areas, claim that the points are vulnerable. The women also claim zero availability of public transport facilities at these points that just adds more threat to their safety and security. “The worse are the night hours when we commute on god’s,” is the general consensus among women.
Notably, the Capital city Delhi and its neighbouring parts — Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Greater Noida comprise of dozens of transit points and a large number of working women use these points to get public transports for commuting between these cities.
“Despite tall claims to check women security at vulnerable points, no measures can be seen on ground. While using these points for boarding/de-boarding, we hardly find police presence, picketing and barricading. Sometimes we get to see policemen/picketing in the Delhi side but we rarely witness such arrangements in the opposite side. Irony is that on some occasions we can see policemen sitting inside the police post but can not see them concerned about our daily woes,” said Anjali Shrivastava, a Delhi-based women working who uses Jhundpura crossing to reach Noida.
Women using other stretches have similar views as they feel no change in situation before and after the infamous Nirbhaya gang-rape. They believe that inadequate measure of local administration and insensitive approach of law enforcement agency are the reasons due to which transit points horrify them. “Though I use the Kalindi Kunj stretch, the most crowded stretch between Noida and Delhi, to reach my office, I hardly feel safe. My agony doubles when I de-board exactly at the point bordering the two cities to search for public transports.. Sometimes, I get the facility but most of the time I travel on my own risk,” said Divya Sharma, an executive working with a real estate firm.