'Nirbhaya' scheme for women's travel safety

Travel 2021-11-16

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  • A high-level meeting chaired by Transport Minister Antony Raju has decided to implement the Nirbhaya scheme.

  • The plan is to install location tracking systems and emergency buttons on all public transport vehicles.

  • The task is being carried out by way of the state branch of motor cars in Kerala in collaboration with the union ministry of floor delivery.

Thiruvananthapuram: A high-level meeting chaired by Transport Minister Antony Raju has decided to implement the Nirbhaya scheme to ensure the safety of women and girls while traveling.

The plan is to install location tracking systems and emergency buttons on all public transport vehicles and monitor them 24 hours a day to prevent violence against women, including at night.

The task is being carried out by way of the state branch of motor cars in Kerala in collaboration with the union ministry of floor delivery.

The Minister was directed to start the project soon considering the importance of travel safety for women and girls.

The meeting was attended by Transport Department Principal Secretary KR Jyotilal, Transport Commissioner MR Ajith Kumar, and senior officials from C-DAC and Transport Department.

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