It is a matter of shame that there has been increased attack on women in our civilised society. Taking a noble step in this direction and to ensure the security of women, especially the ones travelling in the late hours, Delhi Police is about to launch a facility named “track me” in the existing HIMMAT app.
The Himmat App can be downloaded from here.
Under “track me” facility, the commuters shall be given three-time slots to choose from and the GPS tracking shall continue for the selected period, said an official in Delhi Police’s Operations wing.
If the commuter doesn’t reach the destination within the selected time slot, the option can be re-selected and the tracking shall continue. If re-selection is not opted for, the process monitored by the police control room shall stop automatically.
When the HIMMAT app was conceptualised, the application was linked to a GPS tracking system used to locate the origin of the SOS alert.
“But with the new addition to the system, the police control room can conveniently locate the person in distress, even as the position keeps changing,” said the official.
This feature is still in its initial phase as it has been put to trial and presently around eight officials in the Operations department using it.
Under trial mode, the three-time slots available are 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes.
This facility has been developed keeping in mind the security of working women who work in odd shifts and women commuters who travel to and from the airport, railway stations and bus terminals in odd hours.
If any untoward incident happens during the travel period, the SOS alert would reach the control room and also the close pre-selected group in HIMMAT app.
The women safety application named HIMMAT was launched by Delhi Police on January 1 this year. Initially, it was available for download only on Android phones, but in six months it was made available for all platforms.
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