Bengaluru women can heave a sigh of relief, as the state govt finally seems to have woken up to the deteriorating law and order situation in the city, especially considering women’s safety.
A fleet of pink Hoysala patrolling vehicles aimed at improving women’s safety were launched launched earlier this week by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru. These pink vehicles, armed with GPS and cameras will be deployed at sensitive locations with three women staff in each. Aimed as an emergency response team these would help people in distress through the ‘Suraksha’ App or whenever complaint are received through police control room.
Bengaluru Police believes that in addition to the existing fleet of over 200 Hoysalas used for general patrolling, the new 24/7 pink patrol would add moral support to women. However, there may not be any net addition to the overall patrol vehicles as the new ones are said to be replacing old ‘Abhaya’ vehicles.
– Arun Kumar.