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Posted at: Jan 13, 2018, 12:55 AM; last updated: Jan 13, 2018, 12:55 AM (IST)

Adopt coordinated strategy to make city safe for women, LG tells agencies

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 12

The Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal today emphasised 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 concerned to keep up their efforts for generating awareness and sensitisation.

Saying that the capital city cannot have an unsafe atmosphere for women, the LG urged all concerned to work towards the common cause that is safety for women. The LG said this at a meeting of Task Force on Women Safety Issues attended by all concerned.

The Delhi Police at the meeting informed that PCR vans reached distress calls within a time limit of five to 10 minutes. Around 600 PCR vans are already deployed and a comprehensive proposal for 541 PCR vans with creation of 7,723 posts of these PVs is under consideration.

The meeting was also attended by senior officers of municipal corporations. Regarding improvement of lighting in public places, North MCD informed that about 90 per cent of the identified dark spots have been illuminated. The South DMC said it has provided lights on approximately 17,365 darks spots.

The LG directed to further strengthen the system to identify the dark spots.

Regarding status of GPS installation in public transport, the LG directed to take action against those vehicles, including autos, taxis, in which GPS are not functioning in addition to cancellation of driver’s licence.

The LG also directed to create an app to register complaints against auto and taxi drivers who refuse to go by meter.

On the issue of establishment of fast track courts it was informed that at present about 20 fast track courts are already working.

Regarding use of acid in public toilets and other places, the LG directed all the three municipal corporations and government agencies to stop use of acid for cleaning from January 31.

The Commissioner (Excise) informed the LG that they have conducted several raids, joint inspections to curb serving of liquor to under-aged persons and deterrent actions, including cancellation of licence, will be taken against violators.

The LG further directed to take stern action by taking joint drives of the excise and police department against sale of illegal liquor.

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