Under the proposal, public transport vehicles will have GPS for their easy tracking, CCTVs and more women drivers and conductors, among others steps to enhance women’s safety. The Railway Ministry, Chidambaram said, proposes to launch a public scheme for setting up an SOS alert system in trains in select zones. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Long-term Review
The facility will cover all the service providers from all the telecom circles of mobile and landline networks. It will have a call recording facility and setting up of a call centre, which will support English and Hindi languages. Also Read - OnePlus India partners American Express for cashback deals, EMI offers and more
Rolling out of the scheme on across the country would require an estimated Rs 25.17 crore, Chidambaram said, adding that the ministry has not asked for any fund at this stage. Besides these schemes, the Ministry of Women and Child Development is also formulating a scheme for vulnerability mapping, opening of response centers and creating awareness for enhancement of safety and security of women in the 32 towns, the statement added.
While the initial corpus of the Nirbhay Fund is Rs 1,000 crore, Chidambaram said it is expected to be enhanced from time to time.