CM Vasundhara Raje flagged off India’s first lady patrol team in Udaipur. Smart lady crops zoomed off on streets to perform their duties, this Thursday.
The ‘City of Lakes’ Udaipur became the first city to have their new all-woman police patrol wing on Thursday, October 6. Following the Udaipur CETT launch, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, flagged off the first lady patrol team in Udaipur in a lavish celebration inaugurated at Fateh Sagar Lake. Surprisingly, the police department ditched their ‘usual Khaki ensemble’ and decided to go for sophisticated blue this time. On an important note, the colour ‘Blue’ symbolizes courage, trust and loyalty, qualities that citizens look for in their protectors.
The team consisted of 24 smart women dressed in crisp uniforms and helmets patrolled the entire city on modified shiny motor bikes (2 on each bike), carrying search lights, glock pistols, double-coloured beacons, first aid boxes etc to help the needy.
Rajasthan Becomes the First State to Look up to Women for Safety
With the intention to revamp the image of conventional police in Rajasthan, CM Raje borrowed this idea from women petrol teams in China and Italy,. Encouraging the ladies on this occasion, Raje seemed to be excited about the concept. She congratulated Udaipur police department for implementing this novel idea. Important officials of Rajasthan like IG Anand Srivastave, Collector Rohit Gupta, SP Rajendra Prasand and Additional SP C. Thakur were present to support the brand new patrol team.
Moved by the powerful concept, CM announced the launching of similar lady patrol teams in other cities of Rajasthan. She inspected their instruments, weapons and indulged in a heart-to-heart conversation with the cops.
Appointing the Patrol Team was a Crucial Step for Rajasthan Government
Appointing ladies for this business was a smart move on government’s part. Considering the large area of Udaipur and the abundant incoming traffic, it gets difficult to control ill-happenings during festivals, celebrations and tourism season. To solve this issue, the authorities have divided the city into 5 distinct zones with 2 cops in each. Total 20 cops will tour different parts of the city in their 8-hour shifts whereas the remaining 4 will look into emergencies.
It’s a successful strategy as natives can walk up to these ladies without any hesitations now. Daughters can easily report eve-teasing, theft, chain-snatching and other similar issues, without being subjected to awkward questions, lewd comments or judgemental looks by the on-goers.
The team will play an important role in safeguarding women, students, children and tourists, especially during night. They’ll help in maintaining law and order throughout the city, attend to urgent tasks, help people find their way around, provide information to tourists, discourage coarse behaviour and safeguard lone female travellers.
By implementing this idea, Rajasthan Government has set an inspiring example for other states, as well. Another mission accomplished for BJP.