In a move to enhance the security of women in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday said that over 13,000 marshals have been appointed to ensure the safety of women in the buses plying in the city. The appointed marshals will resume their duties from tomorrow onwards.
“From tomorrow, a bus marshal will be deployed on every bus in the city. They will render security and assistance in case of medical emergencies. Over 13,000 bus marshals have been appointed, around 10 per cent of which are women,” Kejriwal told reporters in Delhi.
He hailed the move as the largest attempt in the world to ensure safety in buses.
“Delhi is the only city in the country where marshals have been appointed in buses to ensure the safety of women. CCTV camera and street lights are also being installed across the city. Now, women will feel safer in Delhi,” he added.
Delhi CM also informed about the decision in a tweet.
कल से दिल्ली की हर बस में महिलाओं की सुरक्षा के लिए मार्शल लगाए जा रहे हैं
कुल 13,000 मार्शल बसों में बीमार की मदद भी करेंगे एवं अन्य किसी भी आपात स्तिथि से निपटेंगे
दिल्ली अकेला राज्य है जहां लोगों की सुरक्षा और मदद के लिए हर बस में मार्शल नियुक्त किए जा रहे हैं। pic.twitter.com/zwfVxHTbQ8
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 28, 2019
Delhi CM also informed that the bus rides will be free for the women passengers in the national capital from tomorrow onwards.
Earlier, Kejriwal had said that former home guards will be appointed and deployed as marshals to ensure women safety in the city. He had informed that the process to recruit the marshals is likely to complete before Diwali.