Gurgaon Police to Soon Launch Women's Safety App

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Gurgaon Police to Soon Launch Women's Safety App

Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said on Saturday that the Gurgaon Police will soon launch a new app for the safety of women in Gurgaon.

The senior police officer was addressing a workshop titled "Making Women Safe in Public and Work Places", organised by citizen group 'Gurgaon First'.

Khirwar pointed out that adequate street lights and city bus service are the need of the hour. He also talked about the plan to install more CCTVs in malls and residential colonies.

Talking about the safety audit of the city, Kalpana Viswanath, Co-founder of Safetipin App, said that Gurgaon has an overall score of 2.4 out of 5 in women safety.

According to Viswanath, safety parameters include lighting, transport, footpath, visibility, openness, gender diversity and security. "Gurgaon particularly scores poorly on lighting, visibility, security and public transport.

According to her, places with more "eyes" on the road, such as Sadar Bazar and MG Road, are more safe than other posh localities of Gurgaon, including Golf Course Road and Golf Course Extension Road.

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