Tamil Nadu Police Launches New Scheme for Women Traveling Alone at Night
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The Tamil Nadu police have introduced a new scheme called 'Pengal Pathukaaptu Thittam' (Women Safety Scheme) in Chennai city on 20th June.
An overview of the news
The scheme aims to provide safe transportation for women who return from work between 10 pm and 7 am. It is operational every day of the week.
Women who feel unsafe while traveling alone at night can dial helpline numbers such as 1091, 112, 044-23452365, and 044-28447701.
Upon receiving a call, the police will dispatch a patrol vehicle to accompany the women and ensure their safe transportation to their residences.
Addressing Safety Concerns
The scheme has been implemented in response to the increasing number of women working in various shifts.
Often, women are dropped off at a location by office vehicles, and they have to walk alone to reach their homes.
Use of Mobile Applications
Previously, the police encouraged the use of the 'Kaavalan' SOS mobile application for safety purposes.
In October of the previous year, the Coimbatore police launched the 'Police Akka' project, which focused on preventing crimes against female students.
Police personnel were designated to visit colleges, interact with students, and build a strong rapport with them.
About Tamil Nadu State
The state was formed on 26 January 1950 but its boundaries were redrawn on 14 January 1969.
Tamil Nadu is located at the mouth of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
Bharatanatyam is a very popular and famous dance form of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu is the largest producer of bananas and flowers, the second largest producer of mango, rubber, groundnut, coconut and the third largest producer of coffee.
Governor- Ravindra Narayan Ravi
Chief Minister- M.K.Stalin
Assembly seats- 235 seats
Rajya Sabha Seats - 18
Lok Sabha seats- 39
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