Under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme, the government has approved Rs 194.44 crore for making a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh safe for women. The project would strengthen the safety and security of women in public places.
It will be implemented as a centrally sponsored scheme with the Centre and state sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio to make Lucknow safe for women.
The home ministry plans to implement ‘Safe City projects’ in eight selected cities, namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow
The safe city proposal for Lucknow will be implemented by Uttar Pradesh Police, assisted by the Municipal bodies and city transport authorities. The major components of the Safe City Project in Lucknow include:
- Setting up an Integrated Smart Control Room
- Setting up Pink Out-posts (exclusively administered by Women police) for facilitating ease of filing complaint by women
- Pink Patrols of Women police
- Setting up Women Help Desks in all Police Stations with Counsellors
- Augmentation of existing Asha Jyoti Kendra
- Implementing Safety measures in buses, including Cameras
- Improving Street Lighting in identified Hot Spot areas
- Setting up Pink Toilets
- Integration of Women power-help line with single Emergency number ‘112’
- The ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow also envisages gender sensitisation awareness campaigns and capacity building in collaboration with community and civil society organisations.
The projects are being implemented in consultation with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, respective Municipal and Police Commissioners of the cities and civil society organisations.