Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"City Buses for Women"

I received a letter from Ministry of Urban Development Govt of India dated 7th Feb 2013 in which it has been suggested that in all million plus cities, there may be separate city buses for women. These separate buses may be of various sizes - in standard as well as mini / midi buses. There should be a reasonable frequency too, it has been suggested. This advisory is a result of a meeting of a Committee of Secretaries of Govt of India on measures to be taken to tackle the menace of sexual crimes against women.
I forwarded the letter to the Transport Department for necessary action. I'll discuss if we may have a few "Women's Special" in New Town too.
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Here is a clipping from today's Sakalbela:

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