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Women-driven Hoysala patrols coming soon

DH News Service, Bengaluru, Sep 3 2017, 1:47 IST
Each pink Hoysala will have three women staffers. File photo

Each pink Hoysala will have three women staffers. File photo

The city’s pink Hoysala patrol vehicles will soon be driven by women constables.

Two women constables from the Marathahalli police station have already received training at the wheel.

“Women now go on patrol with men colleagues. Once they receive their driving licences, they will take charge of the vehicles,” Prasanth Babu, inspector, told DH. The women constables expect to have their licences in hand in a couple of days. Each pink Hoysala will have two women staffers, besides the woman driver.

They will go on daytime patrols. The department places no other restrictions. The women will take up all tasks men now perform, Babu said.

“This initiative will further strengthen the self-confidence of women in our department. If it succeeds, women staff in other stations will also be Each pink Hoysala will have two women staffers, besides the woman driver. trained to drive,” said Abdul Ahad, DCP (Whitefield). The department says women and child victims of crime will open up more easily to an all-women police team.

“City police commissioner T Suneel Kumar is guiding the initiative. He will launch it in the second week of September,” Ahad told DH.

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