Stating that Delhi was as safe as any other city, Police Commissioner B. K. Gupta on Saturday assured that all measures were being taken to ensure security of women in the Capital.
While giving a presentation at an interactive session organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ladies Organisation, Mr. Gupta said more women police personnel were being deployed, particularly on the university campuses, as part of women-centric policing in the city. “About 500 women police personnel, who are presently under training, would also be included in the security arrangements. They would also be involved in beat policing,” said Mr. Gupta.
Quoting statistics, Mr. Gupta said the city's crime rate had declined this year compared to the last. To call it the crime capital was unfair. It was a mere perception, he said. Applauding the force, he said the good work done by the police was not being given much prominence, whereas a few unsolved cases were being highlighted.
The Police Commissioner advised people to remain cautious and avoid venturing out in vulnerable areas late at night to ensure their safety. For his part, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Prem Nath said the traffic police had been receiving complaints of problems along the Bus Rapid Transit Corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand Hospital and managing vehicular movement on that stretch had become difficult for them. Terming it as a flawed system, he said the police had written to the Delhi Government to improve the city's public transportation system before introducing more such corridors. The police are still awaiting a response.