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Safe City project

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Source: PIB

Ministry of Home Affairs had in 2018 sanctioned Safe City Projects under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme in eight cities (including Bengaluru), which involves identifying hotspots for crime against women and deploying infrastructure, technology, and capacity-building programs.

Technologies deployed as part of the project: Audio-visual systems including drones, CCTV cameras and emergency call boxes in “vulnerable” areas of the city.

 

Other measures: Setting up Pink Police Out-posts, Augmentation of existing Asha Jyoti Kendra, Improving Street Lighting in Hot Spot areas; Setting up Pink Toilets; single Emergency number ‘112’; Gender sensitization awareness campaigns Etc.