‘Nirbhaya fund' scheme for women safety in public road transport

A detailed framework for operationalision of scheme under ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ for Security for women and girl child in public road transport in the country is  under process. The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet in January 2014. The proposal includes setting up of a unified system at the national level (National Vehicle Security and Tracking System) and state level (City Command and Control Centre) for GPS tracking of the location of, emergency buttons in and video recording of incidents in public transport vehicles. In the first phase, 32 cities of 13 States in the country with a population of 1 million or more will be covered.

Total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1404.68 crore which will be funded by ministry of finance from ‘Nirbhaya Fund’. The project is to be implemented within a period of two years.  Once the scheme is made operational in major million plus cities, ensuring safe, reliable and comfortable public passenger bus service across the country will be made possible.
Next Story
Share it