09 Jul No Songs In Auto Rickshaws-For Women Safety
We love the initiative taken by the Lucknow Government by banning songs in autos. The authorities say that this will protect women from vulgar elements while they sit in an auto.
As per them, auto drivers sometimes play inappropriate songs that can make women feel uncomfortable. Many times auto drivers pass smiles in the mirrors which is also a part of the harassment.
According to me, the decision taken by the Lucknow authorities is very safe. Not only physical abuse or harassment but sometimes it becomes a problem for the passengers to travel in such loud music.
It has been ordered to remove music systems from the autos. Any auto driver not doing so will be fined.
WHY ONLY AUTOS?
This thing should be made compulsory for all the taxi drivers in India not only in one district. Every 21 minutes, a woman is raped. We come across many rape incidents that happen in the taxi or any other public transport. How can we forget the Nirbhaya case? She was brutally raped in the public bus.
Women are not safe in their own homes, in their own offices, in their own India.
ALREADY IN FUNCTION
Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched various initiatives for women safety in New Delhi.
The launch of Emergency number ‘112’ will provide immediate assistance to people on various services like police, fire and women safety.
The emergency number is launched under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).
These services will be made available in 16 states and Union Territories (UTs), and Mumbai city(,) with effect from today. The 16 states and UTs are Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir, a home ministry statement said. The service has been already launched in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
HOW DOES EMERGENCY SERVICES WORK?
1. To access the emergency services, a person can dial ‘112’ on a phone or press the power button of a smartphone three times quickly to send a panic call to the Emergency Response Centre (ERC).
2. In the case of a normal phone, a long press of the ‘5’ or ‘9’ keyS will activate the panic call function.
3. People can also log on to the ERSS’ website for the state and lodge emergency email or send an SOS alert to the state ERC.
4. The ‘112’ India mobile app will also be available free on the Google Playstore and Apple store.
And for extreme Emergency situations,
Carry pepper spray and knife with you.
Learn some moves of self-defense.
I wish you all Happy Travelling.