The CISF has deployed special teams of female personnel for enabling safer metro rail travel for Delhi’s women. The move comes at a time when safety remains a big concern in India, especially in New Delhi, which has earned for itself the ‘rape capital’ title owing to the rising number of cases of sexual harassment, assault and rape in the recent years.
Women officials and commandos posted in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) network have been instructed to not only help female passengers who travel late at night within the station area, but also to assist them in hiring local transport like an auto, rickshaw or a bus, according to a Times of India report.
The force has deployed over 4,800 personnel (both men and women) to secure 136 stations of the DMRC in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon.
“We have asked our women personnel to help female passengers who have to travel late in the night. They (women personnel) will help them in select stations which get secluded during night. As part of these measures, our women personnel even note down the number of the auto or the public transport vehicle in which the women passengers were seen off by them,” TOI reports.
This move will be a relief for many women in the national capital region who need to calculate and strategise hours of the day, to ensure that they reach home safe and therefore early.
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