9 Cities In UP To Get Pink Booths Under Safe City Project
In the first phase of the project, it has been decided to construct Pink Booths at 20 religious places spread over nine cities of the state, while instructions have been given to provide electric two-wheeler scooties to 1100 women beat constables in 17 municipal corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar
The Uttar Pradesh government has accelerated efforts to set up 3,000 Pink Booths across Uttar Pradesh and provide Pink Scooties to all 10417 women beats under Safe City Project. A proposal in this regard has been prepared and submitted to the government by the department of Women and Child Protection and is likely to be implemented soon after the approval of the state government.
In the first phase of the project, it has been decided to construct Pink Booths at 20 religious places spread over nine cities of the state, while instructions have been given to provide electric two-wheeler scooties to 1100 women beat constables in 17 municipal corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar. The construction of Pink Booths and the provision of electric two-wheel scooters for this phase have been given a timeline of three months.
It is worth mentioning here that the Safe City project is to be completed in three phases in Uttar Pradesh. The first phase includes 17 municipal corporations along with Gautam Buddha Nagar. In the second phase, 57 district headquarters' municipal corporations will be included, and in the third phase, 143 municipal corporations will be connected to the Safe City Project.
BP Jogdand, ADG UP Police, mentioned that in the first phase of the Safe City Project, Pink Booths will be constructed at 20 religious places in nine cities of the state, including Varanasi, Ayodhya, Prayagraj, Mirzapur, Mathura, Gorakhpur, Agra, Balrampur, and Chitrakoot.
Jogdand added that the single-storey Pink Booths will be built at all these locations, and that the Home Department has sent a proposal of Rs 1.66 crore for this purpose. Additionally, a letter was written to the police officers of all the nine districts to identify the land for the pink booth and share the information, out of which reports have come from many districts. ADG mentioned that as soon as the budget is released by the Home Department, the construction work for the booths will commence.
In the second phase of the project, 501 Pink Booths will be built in municipal corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar, while in the third phase, 2,480 Pink Booths will be constructed in the remaining cities of the state. Similarly, in the first phase of the project, two GPS equipped pink scooters will be handed over to 550 police stations of divisional headquarters and Gautam Buddha Nagar, which will be used by 1100 women beat constables. For this, a proposal of Rs 15.60 crore has been sent to the Home Department.
As soon as the green signal is received from the government, Pink Scooty will be made available to 550 police stations. Both the proposals may get green signal from the government this month. The department is also preparing a plan for the second and third phase.
As part of the Safe City Project, the department of Women and Child Safety has prepared a 6-month calendar to raise awareness among women and girls in the first phase, covering 17 municipal corporations and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
This calendar has been handed over to the Information and Public Relations Department. Currently, the department is actively promoting the first phase in all the districts. Additionally, the department is conducting awareness programs through FM jingles and community radio.