In another innovative endeavour of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh towards safety and security of women, a crack force of women police personnel has been created to protect girls from perpetrators of crime against girls.
Taking a bold step towards safety and security of women and girls in the state, a Pink Patrol, the first of its kind all-women patrolling command, was launched by the chief minister on Saturday to ensure the safety of the fairer sex under his Mission Shakti campaign.
The Pink Patrol is designed to take immediate action in cases of molestation and crime against women in Lucknow. Approximately 250 woman police personnel have been deployed in the Pink Patrol after giving them rigorous training.
In the first phase of this programme, around 100 scooties and 10 SUVs have been deployed in the state.
Under the Safe City plan, the Pink Patrol will operate in the state at places that have been hotspots of crime against women as identified by the Lucknow police. These will be initially stationed at places, including girls’ colleges and women’s gatherings where there have been incidents of molestation in the past or the locality is on alert regarding such occurrences. Patrolling will also be done on the basis of complaints and suggestions from women. According to Lucknow police officials, Pink Patrol can also be deployed at night as per the need.
Pink Patrol will also be directly connected to the nearest police station with 1090, 112 and integrated control room so that additional police force can be dispatched immediately, if needed.
After the successful implementation in Lucknow, the Yogi Adityanath government plans to launch the Pink Patrol scheme in other districts of Uttar Pradesh, namely Kanpur Nagar, Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Meerut and Noida