With the rising crime rate against women of this free country, it is of utmost importance to maintain their safety and dignity. The Government of India has taken a lot of steps to ensure the safety of women and in one such effort, the roads of Bengaluru are going to receive their first ever fleet of 500 ‘Pink’ auto rickshaws reserved only for women. These auto-rickshaws are well equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS trackers giving it a feel of the protected haven.
These auto-rickshaws are well equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS trackers giving it a feel of the protected haven.
Bengaluru to soon get fleet of pink autos reserved for women. These will be distributed under BBMP’s Social Welfare Scheme & women drivers to be given preference. These will be equipped with CCTV Cameras & GPS trackers. #BetterBengaluru pic.twitter.com/iDcMUpt7YI
— KJ George (@thekjgeorge) January 29, 2018
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) plans to distribute pink autos as a part of a women welfare scheme. The move was decided after the administrative body planned to reserve 20% of its parking slots for women. Well, Bengaluru is not the first city that is coming up with pink autos meant to serve women. Many cities in Odisha, Gujarat, U.P., and Assam have also launched pink auto services for women.
Soon, Bengaluru will have PINK TOILETS for women & kids, equipped with Indian & Western style, Low height toilets & Basins for children, Proper lighting, Signages, woman caretaker-24/7, Helpline numbers, Disabled friendly ramps & Availability of location on app. #BetterBengaluru pic.twitter.com/zl2ZjnmGy1
— KJ George (@thekjgeorge) January 27, 2018
Another such idea of launching ‘Pink’ toilets in future is also being talked about. We hope such steps would actually help the women commuters of the city and this step turns out to be effective in decreasing the crime rate.