On the event of International Women's Day 20118, the Delhi Government takes another initiative for women’s safety, launching Panic Alarms in buses and have launched the pilot batch of this project. This project of installing alarm systems in all the buses is expected to be completed in one years time.
This Panic button system has a near perfect design that will help women raise a buzz against abuse they face. It will help gain the attention of the public where the accused can be easily caught.
There will be four panic buttons installed in four different places on a bus. Now, let's see how this system is set to work:
Pressing any of them gives a loud beeping alarm for 40 seconds continuously. This cannot be deactivated during these 40 seconds if someone wants to shut it down, in the fear of getting caught.
The driver will have to stop the bus on the left side of the road when the alarm rings. The conductor can enquire the problem.
In case, the problem cannot be addressed, the bus conductor can make a call to the depot manager, who can also intimate PCR van if necessary.
This panic alarm system which is connected to the GPS system alerts the depot manager and Central Command Center for bus operations when it is activated.
This panic alarm system is the third initiative by the Delhi government whereas the first two are Bus Marshalls in all DTC buses and the second one is CCTVs in 200 DTC buses.
With all these systems, the security of women travelling in Buses in Capital city has been increased greatly.
“By March 2019, we will be scaling up all these three initiatives to cover all DTC and cluster buses, thereby guaranteeing a safe and harassment-free bus ride for Delhi’s women,” says the Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.