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CII announces its initiative for 'Safe Delhi'

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 22 (UNI) The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) today announced it will take up an initiative to make Delhi a safe place for women in partnership with the Delhi government and an NGO named 'Jagori'.

Speaking at CII Delhi's Annual Session, Chairman, CII Delhi State Council Mr A K Kaul said, ''A short survey conducted by CII Delhi on branding of Delhi revealed that the topmost negative factor that people mentioned about Delhi was the lack of safety of women.

Hence the initiative''.

The 'Safe Delhi Initiative' will have three elements in the first phase. These include lighting in poorly lit commercial and public places, devising and conducting a gender sensitisation training programme for three wheeler, taxi drivers and bus drivers and bus conductors, self - defence classes for women.

Jagori has conducted safety audit in 22 locations and found that the single most significant factor that compromises women's safety is poorly lit areas that women use. Jagori will conduct more safety audits through the year and CII has pledged to light such identified areas, a CII release said.

CII has proposed that this initiative be done under the Corporate Bhagidari Initiative of the Delhi Government and Industry. CII will actively facilitate industry participation in this intervention, the release added.


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