The central government has approved a ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs 194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme with an aim to strengthen security of women in public places.
The city will soon have integrated smart control room, exclusive women outposts, pink toilets, night patrols of women police and women help desks in all police stations with counsellors.
The project would be implemented as a centrally sponsored scheme with the centre and the state sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio, an official release said Thursday.
It was approved by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as part of its plans to implement Safe City Projects in eight selected cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow — under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme. Read More
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