Thane buses to get panic buttons for women safety

by National | 16-02-2018 | 1057 views

Thane: Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) is set to make safe travel for women. In its 2018-19 budget, the body focused on the installation of CCTV cameras and panic buttons in buses as well as the introduction of women’s special buses.

“Under the Center’s Nirbhaya scheme, every TMT bus will have a panic button installed in the front. When the button is pressed during an emergency, the civic body’s command and control room will immediately get an alert. Two or three-member special squads will wait at every bus stop and board the vehicle in case their help is needed,” said Sandeep Malvi, TMT bus will have a panic button installed in the front. When the button is pressed during an emergency, the civic body’s command and control room will immediately get an alert. Two or three-member special squads will wait at every bus stop and board the vehicle in case their help is needed,” said Sandeep Malvi, TMT manager.

The corporation currently has a fleet of 385 buses,which will soon increase to 495. CCTV cameras have been installed in 220 new buses. The Thane Municipal Corporation will also install CCTV cameras in 165 old buses.

“We plan to start 50 women’s special Tejaswini buses by the end of March, for which the government has allotted Rs 6 crore. We plan to hire women bus drivers and conductors to operate these buses,” Malvi added. These buses will have 27 to 30 seats.

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