OdishaLIVE Bureau

This Independence Day, Chandigarh Police is truly giving independence to all working women and ladies/girls who have to stay out late due to various engagements. Chandigarh Police department has started a novel initiative of police car pickup and drop facility for women of the city who stay out late at night, for their own safety and convenience.

The department has issued Women & Child Helpline 1091 or Control Room Helpline 100 or 0172-2749194 or 0172-2744100 numbers where once can contact and a police vehicle will be available at their disposal to drop them to their place safely.

To avoid the prevalence of road side Romeos and prevent incidents of eve teasing, the Chandigarh Police Women Personnel in civil uniform have been deployed at places like markets, bus stops and shopping malls to check sexual harassment and other crimes too.

It is indeed a great way to empower and encourage our women in these troubled times to come forward and enjoy their freedom which is sadly at risk due to some rotten eggs in the society. We hope more cities fall in line and offer a safety net to the women citizens of the country because women form the base of a society. The sooner we realise the importance of Women in society, the better will be our prospects of development.