The world knows that safety of women is a pioneering concern. Moreover, this concern breaks all bars when it comes to cities of India.
In a developing country, women still feel unsafe to travel home alone at night. Thus, Bengaluru has come up with a brilliant solution.
The roads of Bengaluru are all set to have a splash of pink! The fleet of pink auto-rickshaws will rock the roads. These pink autos are reserved only for women.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike have planned this welfare scheme. BBMP will distribute pink autos.
Previously, the body planned to reserve 20% of its parking slots for women. Eventually, the pink auto scheme also fell into place.
In addition, these autos will be equipped with CCTV cameras, and GPS trackers!
In an Interview with Chairperson of BBMP
The Chairperson of BBMP, Abdul Rakeed Zakir gave in depth information in an interview.
They are planning to distribute 500 autos. Furthermore, they will provide Rs. 80,000 in subsidy for each auto rickshaw. The beneficiary will pay the balance.
In addition, women drivers will be given preference. There will also be a special training program for male drivers. This will teach them how to behave with women passengers better.
Other Pink Cities
Not only Bengaluru, but other cities in India have launched such schemes.
Cities in Odisha, Gujarat, UP, and Assam have similar schemes. They also provide pink auto services for women.
Some women in Bengaluru have proposed a concern. While CCTV cameras will be installed, the issue is if someone will monitor them.
The Future of Pink
Bengaluru also plans to launch pink toilets, reserved for women. This will fall into place in nearing times.
Such initiatives are the crux and soul of women’s safety. These schemes are aimed towards fixing the fundamental problems. Eventually, this is the stepping stone to women empowerment and their progress in society.
The state government’s initiative should benefit many women commuters.