Marshals, as many as 13,000 to guard DCT buses from Tuesday

Marshals, as many as 13,000 to guard DCT buses from Tuesday

New Delhi: Keeping in view the safety of women travelling in Delhi buses the number of Marshals in the buses will be increased to 13000 from Tuesday onwards, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. This announcement has been made just a day prior to Bhai Dooj , October 29 when bus travel in Delhi (DTC buses) will be made free for the women as announced by the Delhi government earlier , a gift to the women on the festival. These 13000 marshals will also help the people who are not feeling well , the elderly and will also help tackle any emergency situation , Kejriwal, said adding that the national capital will be the first state where such marshals have been appointed. He also claimed that the way Delhi government has stepped up the number of such marshals has been done before anywhere else in the world. "We are committed to boost(ing) security of women in Delhi. And, I don't think the level at which we have scaled up the strength of bus marshals, it has been done in any city in the world," he added. Meanwhile , during past week Mr Kejriwal had also flagged off 104 new buses equipped with modern technology, including CCTV cameras, panic buttons for women's safety and lifts for differently-abled.


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