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As citizens of the 21st century, we pride in technological advancement, cure for life-threatening diseases and even attempts of creating world peace but the persistent threat to women’s safety in public transportation sustains everywhere; which not only is causing strain on the emotional front but also is hindering them from completing their social responsibilities due to pressure and intrinsic restraints that come from it.
According to the study conducted by Thomas Reuters Foundation in 2014, it has ranked Delhi at the 4th position for a most dangerous transport system for women. The poll was conducted in 15 of the world’s largest capitals and in New York, the most populous city in the United States.
After an unfortunate rape incident in December 2012, the need to create safe travelling in transportation became important which is unfortunate, considering the relevance of this matter only became widespread after someone became prey to it. Nonetheless, Transport operators in India are taking various measures to make public transport safe, including:
This article first appeared on urbantransportnews.com
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