Country India
Year 2013
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In order to ensure that women have access to safe public transport, the Government of India came out with urban bus specifications for the first time in India so as to replicate metro experience on the city bus and to upgrade the quality of public transport so that it can be sold in public as a 'Branded Product'. As part of the "Urban Bus Specifications", important component has Intelligent Transport System i.e. LED Sign Board, 'Audio-visual Passenger Information System, Multiplexing, two cameras on the bus with two days of recording facility, GPS/GPRS, integrated controller and Automatic.' GPS GPRS and on-board cameras are important safety and security features which are now being considered for installation on all public transport vehicles in the light of aftermath of the 2012 case of rape inside the bus. Government has been emphasizing that all the states/ cities / State Road Transport Undertakings  implement these Intelligent Transport Systemspecifications on all the 15260 buses for urban transport sanctioned under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Source of Information

Government of India, National review on Beijing +20, 2015, page 59.


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