On Wednesday Delhi Police launched a group name “Himmat” on Whatsapp and Hike app. It is for women safety that will assist the Police to effectively communicate with women in need of help.
The facility will be available on mobile number 8800001091.
“Women in Delhi can now send us photos/details of the taxi/auto they are boarding and other details. This will boost their confidence and serve as a deterrent for errant drivers. Women can also send distress messages during emergencies,” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said.
More than 30,000 users are availing the ‘Himmat’ mobile application which lets women send SOS signals to alert Delhi police control room. And, 5,360 have registered themselves with the Delhi Police, he said.
“In all, total 1,589 SOS messages were received out of which 1,029 were from Delhi,” said Bassi.