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CII announces initiative for making Delhi safe

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 22 (UNI) Confederation of Indian Industry will work towards making the national capital safer for women.

CII Delhi State Council Chairman A K Kaul announced this today at a conference on 'Brand Delhi: What Does it Represent' that concided with the confederation's annual session.

A short survey conducted by CII on branding of Delhi had revealed that the topmost negative factor that people mentioned about Delhi was the lack of safety of women.

Hence, the 'Safe Delhi Initiative' to make the city safe for women, which would be in partnership with the state government and an NGO, Jagori, Mr Kaul said and added that CII would also look for more partners.

The initiative would have three-pronged strategy. In the first phase, emphasis would be on lighting poorly lit commercial and public places. Jagori had conducted safety audit in 22 locations and found that the single most significant factor that compromises women's safety was poorly lit areas that women used.

Jagori would conduct more safety audits through the year and CII had pledged to light such identified areas.

In the second phase, CII and Jagori would devise and conduct a gender sensitisation training programme for Three-wheeler, taxi drivers and bus drivers and bus conductors.

In the third phase, self-defence classes would be conducted for women through Resident Welfare Association's and those working in corporate houses.

CII proposes to conduct the initiative under the Corporate Bhagidari Initiative of the Delhi government and the industry. The confederation would also actively facilitate industry participation in this intervention.


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