The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Rs. 1,405-crore proposal to install hi-tech systems in public transport vehicles in 32 cities in the country to ensure security for women.
These recommendations and suggestions for safer public transport vehicles for women come from the Justice J S Verma Committee and Justice Usha Mehra Commission constituted in the wake of December 16, 2012 gangrape.
The proposal for a unified system at the national and state level will help in mapping routes of public vehicles. An official statement said the project will be implemented within two years after the allocation of funds to set up a National Level Vehicle Security and Tracking System and with the installation of global positioning system, CCTV and panic buttons in public road transport by the City Command and Control Centre. The system will also have a permit, registration and licence cancellation-based criteria for enforcement.
This scheme has been formulated with the purpose of improving safety of women by using IT to track down transport vehicles.
Emergency buttons will be installed in all public transport vehicles and video recording facility will be set up in big public transport vehicles.
The emergency button will raise an alarm.