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Delhi gang rape: Here's the list of measures that were promised to ensure women's safety in the city
Today is third anniversary of horrific Delhi gang rape and murder incident, which took the life of a 23-year-old paramedical student and shook the entire nation.

In the wake of massive protests held across the nation after the unfortunate incident on December 16, 2012, the Central and the Delhi state governments had assured to take many steps for the safety and security of women in the city. 

Here are some of the steps Central government vowed to take to ensure women's safety and security in Delhi:

  • Rs 1000 crore Nirbhaya fund for the safety of women in India.

  • 2,508 women cops to be recruited across all 180 police stations.

  • Tinted glasses to be removed on all buses with tinted glass and curtains to be impounded.

  • Number of PCR vans to be raised from 630 to 1000 and control room lines from 60 to 100.

  • Mobile numbers and licence numbers of the bus drivers to be displayed on the buses.

  • Fixed time frame for trial in rape cases to help improve conviction rate.

  • Police to be sensitized to handle crime against women.

  • Review of Juvenile Justice Act.

  • Creating five fast track courts and to create a national database of rapists.

Promises made by Delhi state government:

  • Increasing the number of DTC buses after 11pm, and increasing the security in night buses.

  • Delhi metro to extend its service till 1 am.

  • DTC was asked to install CCTV in all the buses.

  • Home guards in night buses.

  • Women Helpline services

  • Strengthening public transport system at night and verifying their permits.

Promises made by Delhi Police:

  • Monitoring auto drivers

  • Accountability of police officers

  • More women staff at Police Stations

Sadly but truly, despite above measures Delhi is still witnessing number of cases of sexual harassment, molestation and rape.

Looks either the measures have not been implemented effectively or there is need of more to be done. 

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