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Safe City project

Topics Covered:

  1. Women related issues.
  2. Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  3. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Safe City project

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Key features, significance and the need for safe city project.

 

Context: Empowered Committee of Officers for Nirbhaya funds scheme has approved pilot Safe City projects in eight selected metropolitan cities, namely, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow with a view to provide safety to women in public places.

The project would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio.

 

The major components of the Safe City project include, inter-alia:

  1. Setting up an Integrated Smart Control Room;
  2. Setting up Pink Out-posts (exclusively administered by Women police) for facilitating ease of filing complaint by women;
  3. Pink Patrols of Women police;
  4. Setting up Women Help Desks in all Police Stations with Counsellors;
  5. Augmentation of existing Asha Jyoti Kendra;
  6. Implementing Safety measures in buses, including Cameras;
  7. Improving Street Lighting in identified Hot Spot areas;
  8. Setting up Pink Toilets;
  9. Integration of Women power-help line with single Emergency number.