Amid rising reports of sexual and brutal offences against women every day, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to further ramp up efforts to ensure their safety and security with the creation of a special women police unit that will be operational round the clock. Also Read - Yogi Adityanath to Meet Bollywood Producers to Discuss The Biggest Film City of Country
The new women patrolling force called ‘Pink-Patrol’ is a part of the Mission Shakti campaign launched to mark the beginning of Navratri. Approximately 250 women police personnel have been deployed in the ‘Pink Patrol’ after going through rigorous training. Also Read - Rare & Endangered Indian Pangolin Rescued Near Agra, Released Back Into Its Natural Habitat
The Yogi Adityanath government is looking forward to set up the ‘Pink Patrol’ Scheme in other districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Kanpur, Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Meerut, Noida, Ghaziabad and Moradabad. Also Read - Lockdown Restrictions May Return in Uttar Pradesh Soon | Read Details
In the first phase of this program, around 100 Scooty and 10 SUV’s have been put into service in the State. The ‘Pink- Patrol’ is designed to take immediate action on the cases of molestation and crime against women.
Under the Safe City plan the ‘Pink Patrol’ will operate in the places that have been identified by Lucknow police as hotspots.
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.”
Patrolling will also be done on basis of complaints and suggestions from women.
Lucknow Police officials said that ‘Pink Patrol’ can also be deployed at night as per the need. The force will be directly connected to the nearest police station with 1090, 112 and integrated control room so that additional police force can be dispatched immediately if needed.