Source: News Bharati English22 May 2017 11:45:34

New Delhi, May 22: In a bid to create awareness on women safety and to prevent drunk driving among pub goers, Delhi Police launched a digital 'Bar Talk' initiative. 25 premium bars in the city now have 150 dynamic digital displays which will relay messages on perils of drunk driving and the women safety app 'HIMMAT', thus enabling the cops to communicate with the socially active population on real-time basis.

The Special Commissioner (Operations) Deepender Pathak said, With this unique display network, Delhi Police can now easily reach out and communicate with the socially active population in the city on real-time basis.

The strategic placement of this innovative mode of communication will act as a reminder to people in bars that drunken driving is best avoided, Pathak said.

"Bar Talk is the most modern intra net facility that will act like an extended WhatsApp group involving participants to connect to it through Wi-Fi by using their smartphones. Its utility and significance will enhance further as more and more bars and restaurants will join it in future, the officer said.

Under the campaign the Delhi police is also promoting the women safety app, ‘Himmat,’ by offering reward points to women who download it for the first time. The new users will be offered reward points or discount offers at selected outlets in the city.

Meanwhile, Cases of drink and drive are on the rise in the city with over 28,000 motorists prosecuted by the police for driving under the influence of alcohol last year.