Delhi gang-rape case: Govt mulls deploying home guards in DTC buses in evening
New Delhi: A day after deploying home guards in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) night service buses, the Delhi Government on Friday said it is also examining the possibility of providing security cover in its bus fleet that operates in evening.
"We are considering deploying home guards on board the DTC buses that operate in the evening," a transport department official said.
The government, in the wake of gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus, had yesterday started deploying home guards in 89 DTC night service buses which will be running between 11 PM to 5 AM covering almost all parts of the city.
According to transport department officials, all the 89 buses are having a home guard each on board in the night.
The decision was taken after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a meeting with Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami and other officials had decided to deploy home guards and to increase the services of night buses from existing 42 to 89.
The decision was a part of the Delhi government`s measures to enhance security of women in buses.
DTC operates a fleet of around 6,000 buses.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- J&K: Suspected Pakistani spy arrested in Samba district
- DNA: Reporting on war against ISIS in Mosul
- Kerala: Medical college prohibits girls from wearing jeans, noisy ornaments
- Ramgopal Yadav writes letter to SP party workers after Akhilesh Yadav sacked Shivpal Yadav
- Ramgopal Yadav writes to SP workers after Akhilesh Yadav suspends Shivpal Yadav
- India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: As it happened...
- Samajwadi Party feud intensifies: Shivpal Yadav sacked, Ramgopal Yadav expelled - As it happened
- 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' row: Raj Thackeray says Rs 5 crore 'penance' for signing Pakistani artistes
- Kerala dress code row: 'Why not 'mundus' for men, if 'sarees' for women'
- PM Narendra Modi warns of 'surgical strikes' against black money, corruption