All-female patrol units to protect women in Noida, Greater Noida
Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar police on Saturday launched 'all-female scooter-borne patrolling units' in Noida and Greater Noida. It was launched to provide maximum safety to women in the area.
The "Swayam Siddha" patrol units were flagged off by the Police Commissioner Alok Singh.
As per the officials, the patrol units will operate in locations such as metro stations, shopping malls, schools and colleges and other places where there is high footfall of women.
On Saturday, 50 units were flagged off. A total of 100 scooters have been provided to the patrol units. The patrol units will be provided with a body-worn camera, a baton and hidden arms and ammunition.
According to police officials, there will be one-rider per scooter who could be a police sub-inspector, head constable or a constable.
“The Swayam Siddha patrol units is an initiative by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) Vrinda Shukla. Her department has come up with initiatives on women safety in the past which have shown positive results,” Police Commissioner Alok Singh was quoted as saying by Republicworld.com.