Chandigarh, December 19
Further scaling up the police pick-drop facility for women in distress, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered all-women PCR vans to be mobilized in major five cities of Punjab to provide safe transport in response to such calls.
PCRs rushing to help stranded women seeking to be dropped safely to their home/workplace will be manned entirely by women cops in Mohali, Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar, in line with the Chief Minister’s orders.
DGP Dinkar Gupta said that since the launch of the scheme to drop women safely home, a total of 40 calls had been received on 100/112, 181 and 1091 helpline numbers between December 03 and December 18, 2019. Giving break-up, he said 26 calls were received at 112/100, 02 calls were received at 181 and 12 calls were received on the districts 1091 helpline.
Interestingly, there have been instances of passers-by also calling up the police helpline on spotting a woman alone at night. One such instance was reported on December 6, at 12.16 am, when one Danesh called up 112 Helpline and stated that a lady was standing alone at Ladhowali Chubti Phatak, Jalandhar. The lady was dropped home by a PCR that reached the spot within 14 minutes with a woman ASI on board.