Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh announced to start Free Police Helpline Number to drop women safely home. Now all the women stranded outside between 9 p.m to 6 a.m can call for free police help to reach home. The state wide facility would be available on DIAL 100, 112, 181 toll free numbers under Free Police Help Scheme. Upon dialling these helpline numbers, women caller will be connected immediately to the Police Control Room (PCR).
CM Amarinder Singh also directed Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta to successfully implement Punjab Free Police Help Scheme. Women Safety issue again comes into light recently after the Priyanka Reddy case where attackers raped and burnt her alive.
Such type of Police Helpline Number to drop women safely to their homes are required to prevent brutality against women.
Punjab Free Police Help to Drop Women Home (Dial 100,112,181)
Under this Punjab Free Police Help Scheme, pick-up and drop facility would be made available to women to ensure their safety. Now all the women who do not have access to safe vehicle including taxi or 3 wheeler can DIAL 100, 112 or 181 toll free number. On dialing on these Punjab Police Helpline Number, PCR will be connected with women directly.
To ensure a sense of security to woman, at-least 1 lady police officer would accompany her during the transportation. The dedicated PCR Vehicles will be made available at the commissionerates, as well as Mohali, Bhatinda, Patiala and other major towns in the state for successful implementation of Punjab Free Police Help Scheme 2019.
The DSP / ACP (Crime against women) would be the nodal officer to implement Free Police Help Scheme in each district. Their official phone numbers will remain available on government websites and Punjab Police website. ADGP Crime, Punjab will be the state nodal officer for Free Police Helpline Number facility to drop women home safely.
Amid growing concerns over women safety, Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Singh announced free police help to drop women safely home if they are stranded outside between 9 PM to 6 AM. DIAL 100, 112 or 181 and woman caller will be connected immediately to a dedicated PCR vehicle
— CMO Punjab (@CMOPb) December 3, 2019
CM Amarinder Singh also expressed shock over the Telangana rape-murder incident. Punjab govt. is committed to ensure safety of women and so CM will start Punjab Free Police Helpline Number for women to reach home. The state govt. and police are working on more schemes to ensure full-proof security of women.