News Desk : dhakamirror.com
100 buses operated by four different transportation companies in the city of Dhaka now have CCTV cameras to ensure the safety of women in public transportation system.
The event was officially opened by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MoWCA) and Dipto Foundation at the Syed Nazrul Islam Convention Center, which is close to the Mirpur Beribadh area.
The four companies are Projapoti Paribahan Ltd, Rajdhani Super Services Ltd, Basumoti Transport Ltd and Poristhan Paribahan Ltd.
The CCTV cameras have been installed in the buses under a pilot project.
MoWCA Sttate Minister Fazilatun Nessa Indira in a speech as chief guest said this innovative programme is expected to ensure that women are protected from any untoward incident while travelling in public transport in the city.
“This will make the public transport women-friendly and safe,” she said.
MoWCA Secretary Hasanuzzaman Kallol said that women will be able to commute safely through this pilot project.
“Installation of CCTV cameras and monitoring cells will be able to provide the real picture of women using public transport. With the success of this programme, it will be possible to spread this initiative throughout the country in the future,” he said.
Dipto Foundation, which has been given the main responsibility of the programme, has been supervising and monitoring the event through a group of technical experts.
The foundation will submit a report to MoWCA every three months, through which a clear idea can be obtained about the performance, progress and challenges of the project.