Helpline Launched for Women in City

Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa inaugurated

Published: 24th July 2014 09:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2014 10:52 AM   |  A+A-

RAJAHMUNDRY: Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa inaugurated ‘Rajahmundry Urban Police Surveillance System’ (RUPSS) and the Rakshita (women disaster assistance system) in the control room here Wednesday.

As part of the RUPSS, as many as 53 closed circuit cameras were arranged at 23 signal centres in the city, which will be monitored from the control room.

The system was introduced to reduce crime rate and streamline traffic in the urban district. Under the system, the police already arrested one person who had stolen a bag from an auto. With this, the entire urban district came under police surveillance.

Under the new Rakshita scheme, any woman needing help should dial a toll-free number 119 from any mobile or land phone. After dialling the number, her information reaches police control room and her family members within six seconds. Immediately, the police will come to her rescue. For this, women should register their names with phone numbers and other details.

Stanpower Company of Hyderabad provided technology for the RUPSS and Quadrivium developed technology for the women distress assistance system.

Later, Chinarajappa underlined the need to make use of new technology in the police department. The RUPSS and the Rakshita scheme will be implemented in other parts of the state.

Mayor Pantham Rajani Sesha Sai, MLAs Dr Akula Satyanarayana and Gorantla Buchaiah Choudary, urban superintendent of police TRK Murthi and others were present.

How the Process Works

Dial on toll free no. 119 from any landline or mobile

Information will reach police station and the person’s family members within 6 secs

To avail the service, one has to register their names

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