Lucknow to get new panic buttons & pink toilets, under Safe City Mission

The panic buttons will allow city dwellers to seek immediate assistance in case of accidents, health issues, theft and other crime.

In a bid to develop smart emergency-assistance systems in Lucknow, new panic buttons will be installed at several intersections in Lucknow. These panic buttons will also be positioned near the 'Pink Toilets' in the city, which are being developed under the 'Smart City Mission'. Prominent areas in Lucknow, such as Hazratganj, Gomti Nagar, Indira Nagar and Alambagh will get the panic-buttons first, read reports.


Towards a smarter and safer Lucknow

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Lucknow Police Commissionerate has decided to install public panic buttons at traffic poles which can be used in avenues of accidents, health issues, theft and other crime while establishing a system to boost women safety. As per reports, any person who encounters the aforementioned emergencies can press this button which will alert smart Control and Command Centres, deploying rapid and immediate assistance to the public. Similar panic buttons are already functional in UP's Agra district and Delhi NCR.

New technology to aid security for women

Lucknow city will also receive smart, face-recognition cameras to boost women security in the city. These cameras will be backed by artificial intelligence to read the expression of women in distress and alert the nearest police station. This new technology is being augmented under the state's Mission Shakti Campaign. It is designed to benefit women who battle the troubles of eve-teasing and molestation on roads.

Knock Knock

Such new technologies are stepping stone to realise Lucknow's vision to become a smart city, developing the idea of a safe-neighbourhood. Linking intelligence to administration, Lucknow Police will also be able to counter several civic vices, keeping its people and their safety in check.

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The initiative was launched with an aim to preserve the reefs along the adjoining waters of Grande island.

Goa's rich aquatic life has been threatened by the extended impact of global warming. In a bid to save and preserve the corals, a distinct transplantation initiative is trying to revive the reefs hit by the effects of climate change. As stated by the reports, this project is being implemented in the adjoining waters of Grande Island for restoring the bleached corals.

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Goa to host Vijender Singh's return to the ring atop a Casino Ship

The match on Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa's Mandovi river would be the first of its kind in the country.

After a break of almost 16 months, ace boxer Vijender Singh is all set to return to the professional ring in a thrilling way. As per reports, the Olympic medalist will re-enter the battleground atop a casino ship in Goa sending waves of excitement across to fans of this electrifying sport. Slated for March 19, the match on Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa's Mandovi River would be the first of its kind in the country.

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Coming up in Mumbai, India's longest suspension bridge to connect BKC to Dharavi

The development authority has placed this project under the Green Mission, as it will cut down on vehicular emissions, effectively.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has started to table the tender for India's longest suspension bridge. Stretching for about 550 meters, this bridge will link City Park at BKC to Maharashtra Nature Park in Dharavi, benefitting about 40,000 commuters annually. Presently, people cover this distance by roadways which congests roads and causes inconvenience in the form of intense traffic jams. These automobile landlocks further add to Mumbai's carbon footprint each day.

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'Shakti' to women, more than 40,000 upper primary schools in UP to train girls in self-defence

The programme, initiated under UP's Mission Shakti campaign, aims to empower & uplift women.

Under the Mission Shakti campaign, girls students at more than 40,000 upper primary schools in UP will now be trained in the art of self-defence. The special training will be given to the girls of classes 6 to 8 for a period of one month, i.e., from 1st to 31st March. The initiative aims at helping young girls become self-dependent, physically and mentally.

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Women's Advisory & Saftey Committee mandatory at all police stations in Kanpur

The members of this committee shall act as a link between the female victim and the police ensuring quick disposal of cases.

Adding up to the list of initiatives launched in the city under Mission Shakti, Kanpur's Police Department would soon constitute a Women's Advisory and Safety Committee at each of its stations. The members of this group shall act as a link between the female victim and the police ensuring quick disposal of cases. Having a strength of 10 to 20 individuals, the committee is also expected to help settle domestic matters with counselling-based interventions.

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