Haryana government is committed to ensuring women’s safety and empowerment, says Khattar: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Faridabad, January 28

The state government spares no effort to keep women safe and empower them in every possible way.

So said CM Manohar Lal Khattar while speaking as the chief guest at the Golden Jubilee Ceremony of KL Mehta Educational Institutions here today.

Revealing that the state government had already started the operation of 100 pink (women’s special) buses on several routes, he said another 125 buses would soon be made available on the rest of the routes identified by the relevant department. He said 40 new women’s colleges had been opened or were soon to start, but a special bus service was being provided for female students to ensure their safety.

The state government also worked swiftly to ensure proper and adequate CCTV coverage in public places for which two lakh cameras had already been installed across the state, he said. “Another lakh of CCTV cameras will be installed across the state in the near future. CCTV cameras were important in keeping tabs on crime against women,” he said.

He said the pink buses would have female cops. More women’s police stations will be opened in areas where the number of these police stations is lower. The number of female cops in the police force would be increased to a minimum of 15%, he said.

The CM called on social and educational institutions to make an extra effort to promote education and vocational training programs for female students so that they can become self-sufficient and independent women. He announced a grant of Rs 31 lakh for upgrading the educational infrastructure of the institution.

Mara R. Wilmoth