Soon, Delhi Police to track location of distress caller

Times of India - 07 February 2013
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police will soon have systems in place to know the exact location of the distress caller dialing the 100 helpline, thus cutting their response time.Delhi Police would start verifying the buses after February 6. Even the Union home secretary would inspect the buses from February 15.

3 cops to protect each VIP, just 1 policeman for 761 citizens

Times of India - 08 February 2013
NEW DELHI: India's police personnel to population ratio is 1: 761, but there are as many as 47,557 cops protecting 14,842 VIPs across the country or three police personnel to one protectee even as rising crime poses a serious threat to the security of the common citizen.

A gender-safe Metro on cards : Hyderabad

The Hindu : 01 February 2013
Hyderabad Metro Rail invites suggestions from women for making travel safe. Closed-circuit cameras, visible and invisible surveillance, facilities for frisking and scanning and separate coaches for women form part of measures being planned for making the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) gender safe.

NCR states list steps for transport safety

Times of India - 07 February 2013
NEW DELHI: In its bid to make public transport convenient, assured and safe across the National Capital Region, the parliamentary committee on transport called senior officials from all the four constituting states on Wednesday. Sources said the authorities listed the steps they are taking like installing CCTV cameras and sensitizing drivers and conductors, particularly with regard to safety of women passengers.

Surprise police checks for harassment in buses

Times of India - 07 February 2013
NEW DELHI: Don't be surprised if a policeman boards your bus and asks aloud whether any woman passenger is being harassed. Delhi Police on Tuesday directed personnel posted at 300 bus stands in the city to enter all buses from the rear gate and cross to the front while reassuring women in this way.

Verification a must for commercial vehicle owners

Times of India - 06 February 2013
NEW DELHI: The transport department is finally getting serious about verification. The state transport authority, which allots the permits for public service vehicles like chartered, tourist and school buses, has sent a list of permit holders with their details to Delhi Police for verification.

Private schools to verify all vehicles

Times of India - 06 February 2013
NEW DELHI: Delhi government wants private schools to maintain police verification records of all vehicles, including those engaged by parents, hired for ferrying children. The decision was taken in a high-level meeting called by chief minister Sheila Dikshit to discuss safety issues.