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Fairer-sideWomen constables to undergo training inmotorcycle driving for improving safety of women.

Various steps are being taken by the Mumbai Police to make the city safe for women. In a latest initiative, women constables from all police stations across Mumbai will undergo motorcycle driving training to improve the security of women.

Two women constables from each police station across 93 police stations from Mumbaiwill visitByculla Traffic centrefor undergoing training in motorcycle driving. As per reports,the duration of the training will be 20 to 25 days.

Women traffic personnel are already employed with the traffic department for controlling the city’s traffic system. However, women constables who are trained in motorcycle driving will be deputed in the police for the first time to curb crimes against women.

The job of female lady constables will include patrolling the city a task which is mostly performed by male constables. Several senior police officials believe that it’s a right step taken by the department to reduce crime against women who have started feeling insecure in the city.

Senior Police Inspector spoke to AV on the condition of anonymity and said, “Most of the time whenwomen become victims of domestic violence or any other crime then she calls the police. Later, when the patrolling male constable visits the spot women feel uncomfortable while disclosing about the incidents pertaining to crime.If female patrolling constable meets the women then she will be at ease. Thus this initiative will help women and will improve their safety.”

A senior police official also believes that the deployment of female constable biker will reduce the incidents of chain snatching.

“Since we are impartingdriving training to female ladies constables it will enable us to address the crimes against women amicably.There is also a suggestion to increase the strength of women in police force which is laudable” Senior Police Inspector added further.

In the past too severalcommittees have been formed to curb crime against women. A prominent committee named Mumbai police’s Crime Against Woman Cell was formed.

Mumbai Police spokesperson, Mahesh Patil talking to AV confirmed that soon woman beat marshals will be on road. He said, “Mostly they will be deployed at public places like railway stations, bus stops and women colleges. According to him, this initiative is taken for the sake of women empowerment which will enable them to lead a better life.”