Ten panic alarms in all Delhi govt buses soon say sources

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi government decided to keep nearly 10 panic alarm buttons on every government bus. The newly formed women taskforce and with the meetings between senior officials this was decided. The buses will also have a two-way communication system with the central monitoring room to ensure the security of women.The government will form a central monitoring system to take care of the issues raised by the passengers by pressing these alarms. The alarms would be made in such a way that within four seconds of pressing the panic button a siren will ring at the monitoring centre. The sources in the Delhi government said the Chief Secretary took a meeting with the Transport Department and also with the Home Department in order to decide on the matter. “Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the Lok Sabha election directed all the department to end the pending works by 2020 thereafter the meeting was held in priority. The new buses will start to come from the next month. These buses will have a panic button and also GPS and also two way communication system,” said an official. Through two-way communication systems the bus drivers, security officials or conductors can directly interact with the control room. According to the sources from the control room, the issues will be immediately sent to the police. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkRecently LG Anil Baijal also advised Chief Secretary to monitor the installation work of panic buttons in public transport to ensure completion in a time-bound manner. The Delhi government has also formed a task force to monitor the norms of women safety in public transport. The Task Force, constituted with the approval of Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, has been entrusted with the task of evaluating and monitoring of various initiatives taken by the Government in the direction of women safety, including installation of CCTV and Panic buttons in buses, and strengthening the Delhi Government’s flagship ‘Bus Marshal scheme’, which has been in place in all Government run DTC buses since 2015. The transport department recently opened bids to run low-floor buses on three different route clusters and shortlisted companies on the basis of their technical and financial capabilities and rates offered. The department will soon put up the details for the consideration of Delhi Cabinet and, once approved, the agreement will be signed with the private players.last_img

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