'Pink Patrol' launched in Lucknow under Mission Shakti to maximise women safety

Lucknow's Pink Patrol kickstarted with a unit of 250 women personnel using 100 scooties and 10 SUVs.

Launching the Mission Shakti to battle crimes against women, the state of Uttar Pradesh has introduced 'Pink Patrol' which comprises of women patrolling officers in the state capital, Lucknow. This new project, which marks the auspicious festival of Navratri, is aimed at strengthening the protection and safety of women in Uttar Pradesh.

Of the women, for the women


Coinciding with the launch of the 'Safe City Project' in Lucknow on Saturday, around 250 female police personnel have been deployed as a part of the 'Pink Patrol' inculcating the spirit of empowerment among the women in the city. These new officers have been appointed after a rigorous training procedure which has prepared them to tackle various on-ground situations. The 'Pink- Patrol' is also authorised with the power to take immediate action on the cases of molestation and crime against women.

In the first phase of this program, around 100 scooties and 10 SUV's have been put into service in Lucknow. Under the newly launched Safe City plan, the 'Pink Patrol' will operate in the places that have been identified by Lucknow police as hotspots. The state government is aiming to set-up the 'Pink Patrol' scheme in other districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Kanpur, Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Meerut, Noida, Ghaziabad and Moradabad.

According to the government spokesman, "These will be initially stationed at places including girls' colleges places where women move around in large numbers. Areas, where cases of molestation take place, will also be included." The patrolling schedules will also be drafted based on complaints, reports and suggestions from women.

Lucknow police officials have also notified that the women patrolling units can also be deployed at night in case of emergencies. The force will be directly connected to the nearest police station with 1090, women's helpline number and 112, the emergency helpline number. They will further be integrated with control rooms so that additional, assistive police force can be notified and dispatched promptly if required.

-With inputs from IANS

Mumbai infra works to witness rapid growth with MMRDA's 2021-3 budget

Mumbai's secondary metro corridors, Metro 2-A and 7 have also received ₹700.65 crore and ₹999.45 crore, respectively

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, in a meeting with the State Urban Development Minister on Tuesday, approved a sum of ₹12,969.35 crores as budget to develop infra works in the MMR. A significant part of this allocation has been dedicated to ramping up the metro network in Mumbai, read reports. This is set to scale up the rate of development in the maximum city, bridging a better connect and commute for the benefit of all.

Keep reading... Show less

Lucknow observes hottest February in 15 years; mercury levels expected to break all-time record!

Exceptional weather recorded for the 3rd time in the year

With the early departure of winters, Lucknow has already shaken hands with its hard tryst with the summer season, given the changing climatic conditions. As per reports, the city has witnessed the warmest February in a period of 15 years, with mercury levels hovering over 33.4° celsius. Reportedly, the temperature, which has registered daily increments for the past 20 days, is anticipated to surpass an all-time record of 35.9° celsius for the month, observed on February 25, 2006.

Keep reading... Show less

Selection for various state-level competitions witness enthusiastic participation in Kanpur

16 out of 130 players were selected at the Fencing trials held in Gokul Dham Dharamshala, Sarsaiyya Ghat.

The active involvement of Kanpurites in the trials for state-level competitions is all set to strengthen the position of this city as a sports hub. As per the latest news, players from the city have been selected to compete in the state-level Shooting and national-level Fencing competition, slated to commence soon. Further, the city's Bodybuilding Association is hosting trials for players who wish to compete in the upcoming championship, being organised on 13 March. With these developments, Kanpur is soon expected to become a home to top-notch sports stalwarts!

Keep reading... Show less

Lucknow's new AC Fruit Market to take 'Safeda' & 'Dashehri' mangoes to international levels!

Having 76 chambers and shops, the centralised AC fruit market will be the first of its kind in the city.

The Uttar Pradesh state government has been attempting to boost the market of horticultural products for a long time. In the latest string of developments, the state's first air-conditioned mango and fruit market has been set up in Malihabad town of the capital district, Lucknow. Expected to be inaugurated by the end of the next month, this new establishment shall propel the business of fruits and locally produced mangoes.

Keep reading... Show less

Rajasthan government mandates negative COVID report for commuters arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra

The decision has come after the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala

Hailed by the World Health Organisation for its efforts during the COVID pandemic, Rajasthan has actively executed a list of initiatives to contain the spread of the COVID contagion. Now, alarmed by the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, the state government has decided to mandate the presence of a negative report of RT PCR test for all commuters travelling to Rajasthan from these two states.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter


Most Read