Female travellers in Karnataka will soon be able to enjoy safe rides home. The state has become the first in the country to take steps to ensure the safety of its women using public transport, Times of India reports.
The state plans to use technology to make commutes on public transport safer for its womenfolk. The Karnataka government has confirmed that it will install GPS devices in autorickshaws and taxis plying on its streets and that the state transport buses will be fitted with surveillance cameras. With this, the state clearly has set up a brilliant example for others to follow. The move is the logical next step that the state has taken, after the recent event in New Delhi – the brutal rape of the 23-year old student – shook the whole nation.