Govt steps for Safety of Women in Public Transport

By | February 26, 2016

Safety Measures for Women in Public Transport

The Government of India has undertaken a project “Security for Women in Public Road Transport in the Country”. The objective of the scheme is to ensure safety of women and girl child in public transport by monitoring location of public road transport vehicles to provide immediate assistance in minimum response time to the victims in distress.

The proposed scheme under the “Nirbhaya Fund” envisages setting up of a National Emergency Response System with a control room under the overall control of Ministry of Home Affairs, which will receive alerts from distressed women and take action on it.

Under the scheme for giving grants to states for setting up driving schools, preference is given to proposals for driving school for women.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source Ministry of Road Transport & Highways 25-February, 2016

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