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Ministry of Women and Child Development

Rs. 2,919.55 Crores under the Nirbhaya Fund for eight major cities to make them safer for women: DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR

Posted On: 03 AUG 2018 5:59PM by PIB Delhi

The Government has recently appraised projects on safe city worth Rs. 2,919.55 Crores under the Nirbhaya Fund for eight major cities of the country to make them safer for women. The city-wise details are as follows:



Appraised amount in Cr.






















The plans for these city-level projects have been prepared in coordination with Municipal Corporations and Police Commissionerate of the cities. The objective is to make the cities safer for women by addressing different aspects such as street lighting, safer public transport, improved policing etc. The details of the Proposals are as below



City & Amount Appraised

Details of the proposals


Delhi (NCT) of

Rs.663.67 Cr

The project aims at enhancing the safety of women in public places like roads, parks, markets, schools, metro stations, etc. The project leverages latest technology such as video monitoring, facial recognition analytics, person tracking, automatic number plate recognition, dedicated women safety patrol vans equipped with dashboards for viewing live feeds, GPS tracking, on-board video feed sharing, etc. for women’s safety. The project will cover about 3,700 locations in Delhi.


Mumbai of Rs.252 Cr.

The project involves GIS mapping of criminal hotspots, video surveillance, training of investigating officers, prosecutors and judicial officers, community policing and quick response police teams. The project will also strengthen the Police Didi program wherein female police officers interact with women living in slums on the issue of sexual harassment and abuse. It is also proposed to spread awareness through media campaigns.


Chennai of Rs. 425 Cr.

The project includes creation of safe-zone clusters at hot crime zones, surveillance technology, GIS based crime mapping, security in public transport, better sanitation facilities for women, remote monitoring of city lighting, capacity building of police authorities as well as a helpdesk service for women. A Cyber Crime & Legal Assistance Compensation Lab will also be set up under this project.


Ahmedabad of Rs.253 Cr.

The main components of the proposal include ABHAYAM Vans for quick response to women in distress, Bharosa like One Stop Crisis Centres, surveillance at crime hotspots, Radio Frequency Identification and Quick Response based security systems, ‘She Teams’ of women for surveillance and support to women who may face violence. The project also envisages redevelopment of the Sabarmati River Front to make it more women-friendly.


Kolkata of

Rs.181.32 Cr.

The proposal includes strengthening of 9 women police stations, surveillance in public areas, Computer Aided Dispatch based emergency response system for dial-100 in cases of women, in-camera testimonies in all Crime Courts. The project will undertake sensitization programmes especially for boys as well as mass behavioral & cultural change campaign on women’s safety etc.


Bengaluru of Rs.667 Cr.

The proposal involves surveillance at public places, quick response police vehicles, placement of NGO volunteers at Women’s Helpdesk in Police Stations and Critical Care Response Units at leading Hospitals, setting up of an Integrated Support Center for women and children in need, GIS based crime mapping and analytics, Women Police Outposts near schools, colleges, bus stands etc., Creation of Safety Islands at vulnerable places. It also has components of awareness building and introduction of Rani ChannammaTeams of women to sensitize the public and help in addressing violence against women.




of Rs.282.50 Cr.

The proposal involves setting up of a Centre for Development and Empowerment of Women as well as a Forensic Cell and Repeat Offenders Monitoring Cell. It also envisages setting up of SHE Toilets for women as well as Transit Dorms for safe temporary accommodation.


Lucknow of Rs.195 Cr.

The proposal incorporates features like cyber and forensics infrastructure for better investigation of crimes against women, manpower training in the police force. It envisages the creation of a comprehensive Safe City Eco System by also sensitizing all the various stakeholders in the city such as hawkers, shopkeepers, waiters, public servants etc. on issues of women.


Total:  Rs. 2,919.55 Cr.  Projects for 8 cities


The above Information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development,DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR in reply to an Unstarred Question in the LokSabha, today.




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