- Women in Ludhiana, can now call the police helpline numbers and request for a vehicle.
- The nearby control room vehicle and come and drop her safely to her destination, that too for free of cost.
Ludhiana police on Sunday launched a free ride scheme under which any woman who is alone and is not able to find a vehicle to return back home at odd hours will be dropped in a police vehicle free of cost.
Women just have to call police helpline numbers in order to request for a vehicle. The control room vehicle or nearby PCR or SHO vehicle will arrive and drop her safely to her destination, that too for free of cost. This facility will be available on all days between 10 pm to 6 am.
This move comes at time when there is outrage due to rape and murder of veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.
Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal in a statement given to leading news agency stated,” We have commenced many programs to ensure safety and security of women in Ludhiana.
He further stated,” We have also launched the Shakti app. With a click of button, women can reach out to police for help. The app has a SOS feature with detects your location with your message or phone call. We have installed this app in 25,000 women in the last month.
ACP Prabhjot Kaur is the nodal officer for issues regarding safety of women in Ludhiana.