App to lodge plaints against errant auto, taxi drivers likely

| | New Delhi

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Friday chaired a meeting of the ‘Task Force on Women Safety Issues’ and directed officials to create an ‘app’ to register complaints against auto or taxi drivers who refuse to go by meter.

Regarding status of GPS installation in Public Transport, Baijal directed officials to take action against the vehicles found with no functional GPS in addition to cancellation of driver’s license.

The L-G also emphasised that all stakeholders must have a focused and coordinated strategy to make Delhi a safe city for women. Stressing on the need for a change in mindset as well, he directed the regarding departments to keep up their efforts for generating awareness and sensitisation.

On the issue of patrolling by PCR vans to reach within the designated time in response to a distress call, it was informed by joint CP (Traffic) that the average time taken to reach on the spot is 5 to10 minutes and efforts are underway to reduce it further. “Currently 600 PCR Vans are already deployed and a comprehensive proposal for 541 PCR vans with creation of 7723 posts of these PVs is under consideration,” it said.

On the issue of establishment of ‘Fast Track Courts’ it was informed that at present about 20 fast track Courts are already working.

Excise Commissioner informed Lieutenant Governor that they have conducted several raids/joint inspections to curb serving of liquor to under-aged person and deterrent action i.e. cancellation of license will be taken against violators. L-G also directed to take stern action by taking joint drives of excise and Police department against sale of illegal liquor.



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