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TS Police launches new initiative to make travel for women passengers safer

TS Police launches new initiative to make travel for women passengers safer
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Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahender Reddy on Monday launched a new initiative for the safety of commuters especially women in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahender Reddy on Monday launched a new initiative for the safety of commuters especially women in Hyderabad and across the state by integrating police patrols with passenger cab services. He said it will be helpful to prevent crime and crime control in the fast-growing Hyderabad city particularly for providing better security to the women employees in IT and ITES industries that travel in cabs.

The commuters travelling in any public service cabs in case of any emergency have access to the 'Emergency Button' in the related Cab Services App once a commuter in distress presses the Emergency Button in the App, the message will be transmitted to Hawk-Eye App of the police through a backend operational workflow.

This will further enable passing on 'Lat: Long' location and other details of the passenger cab to the police resources attending the emergency services namely Police Control Room, nearby located Patrol Mobile, concerned jurisdictional SHO, Divisional ACP and Zonal DCP in addition to the Control Room of Cab Operators, registered family members, friends etcetera.

Once the information is received, police will respond immediately to reach the commuter in distress by continuously tracking the movement of the vehicle on the geotagged map. The facility will not only help in the apprehension of the offender before the crime is committed but also help in enhancing the levels of safety and security to all the commuters on the move and their family members at home.

The process of integrating Police Patrols with passenger cabs has been achieved for the Cab Services provided by 'OLA, Tora, Move-in Sync, 112 (Shout App developed by MHA), an App developed by Telangana Tourism. DGP requested all the other providers of Cab Services, Public Service Vehicles to get their Mobile App integrated with Police Patrols for enhancing safety and security to the commuters.

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