Now, 5,500 marshals will ensure women's safety on Delhi buses
The Delhi Government will soon appoint 5,500 ex-home guards as marshals in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses plying in Delhi to ensure the safety of women. An announcement to this effect was made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday after a meeting with former home guards outside his premises.
In a tweet, Kejriwal said he made an appeal to the home guards to provide safety to the women of the National Capital with full dedication.
This is the first time marshals are being deployed in the cluster buses, which are operated by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), on a regular basis. At present, marshals are do their evening shifts on the DTC buses. But post the announcement, they will be available during the day.
A statement issued by the city government stated that the recruitment of the marshals will be completed before Diwali. The government will invite applications for the position by advertising in newspapers within two-three days. However, priority would be given to the home guards with three years of experience. Homeguards with service experience of two years will be the next to be hired.
With this, the Delhi Government is expecting to provide employment to around 5,000 home guards.