DTC to frisk passengers, CCTV cameras to snoop on wrongdoers, but wheels still stuck
The security arrangements were required given that many DTC buses ply late night. “There are at least seven late night bus routes, including ISBT Kashmere Gate to Bawana, New Delhi railway station to Nand Nagri, ISBT Kashmere Gate to Abul Fazal Enclave (Okhla), Old Delhi railway station to Mubarkpur. Some of these buses operate till 4.50 am. The bus from Nangloi to New Delhi railway station is one such example,’’ a DTC spokesperson said.
The CCTV camera specifications were supposed to to be worked out by Delhi Police, but never moved beyond the pilot project stage, officials said. DTC officials claim what has worked in their favour is the fact that their conductors and drivers are permanent employees.
“We also carry out gender sensitisation training for our staff. In order to improve security measures, we are soon going to activate the panic buttons on our 3,000-odd buses. In case of any untoward incident, our central control room can be alerted immediately,’’ the spokesperson said.
The Transport department has announced that for permits for new autorickshaws, women drivers will be given preference. But, so far, no woman driver has come forward. The department started issuing permits
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