After the recent spate of molestation cases filed in Banaswadi and Kothanur areas, along with the New Years’ Eve incidents on MG Road and Brigade Road, the Bengaluru Police are planning to introduce Pink Hoysalas for women and child safety, The New Indian Express reports.
The Pink Hoysals will be deployed exclusively to address the complaints raised by women. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and police officials will flag off the service on Monday at the Vidhana Soudha.
The new patrolling system will have 51 Pink Hoysala vehicles. Each vehicle will be manned by three women police officers.
These Pink Hoysalas will be deployed near schools, colleges, offices, shopping malls, temples and also movie theatres.
Those deployed in these Hoysalas will be specially trained to attend to complaints placed by women. The complaints will be received through a mobile application called Suraksha and also through the control room.
Any complaint received by the control room will be taken and the nearest Pink Hoysala will be alerted to attend the call.
Pink Hoysalas have GPS and cameras and the staff at the control rooms will be able to monitor their feeds.
Earlier, the Bengaluru Police had only seven Abhaya vehicles to attend to the complaints face by women. The new Pink Hoysalas will replace the Abhaya vehicles. Currently the Bengaluru Police has 221 Hoysalas for genera patrolling.