New Delhi, November 23: While the safety of women is a real big issue in several cities of the country, Centre to the process of formulating comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities of the country soon. In this regard, a meeting was held on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the Home Secretary took a comprehensive review of the progress made and steps taken by the police and civil administration of these eight metropolitan cities regarding women’s safety. Various issues reviewed included 33% reservation of women in police, installation of CCTV cameras, deployment of women in police stations, emergency response system, police verified public transport, prevention of cybercrime, infrastructure issues, mapping of dark spots & crime-prone areas and involvement of educational institutions, among others.
As women’s view is very much important to initiate any process, independent surveys will be taken to know their perceptions. Their feedback and suggestions on various issues can also be incorporated to make the plan better.
It was decided that the police and municipal corporations of these eight cities will frame a plan of action. The plan will be forwarded by the respective State Level Committee headed by the Chief Secretary of the state. The plan of action to be submitted by these cities within a month will be assessed by the Steering Committee headed by the Union Home Secretary.