A time when widespread outrage has been reported against women, the Ludhiana Police have come up with a novel idea for those women who travel at night. They are offering free ride to the women to who are travelling alon7 and who are not able to get a vehicle for reaching their destination at night.
The women who are not able to find a vehicle anytime between 10 pm to 6 am can dial the police help line numbers and request for a vehicle. They will have a free ride home in the SHO Vehicle, PCR vehicle or control room vehicle.
The Ludhiana police said that they had taken such a move in the wake of recent incidents and outrage against women who travel in the night. The recent incident that shook the country was the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor n Hyderabad. Ludhianan Police Commissioner Rakesh Agarwal was quoted as saying that they have started several programmes for te safety and security of women. He said that two dedicated numbers – 1091 and 7837018555- are there for the safety and security of women. They could call any time in these numbers.
Apart from the free drive,the Ludhianan police have also launched Shakti App for women. Withone click, women can seek the help of police. Coming with SOS feature, ten contacts are updated about the location of the call and the location is immediately shared with the nearest PCO, which makes it easy for the police force to act fast.