The 28th Governor of Uttar Pradesh Smt. Anandiben Patel (age 78 years) has launched a Women’s Safety Campaign named 'Safe City Project' in Lucknow.
Highlights, - It is a 180-day-long campaign. - The objective of this project is to create a safe, secure, and empowering environment for women in public places. - In the first phase, UP Governor flagged off 100 pink scooters and 10 four-wheeler police vehicles.
About the Safe City Project, - It is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). - It will involve the movement of women police personnel to inculcate a feeling of pride and safety for women in Lucknow city. - In India, around 8 cities named 'Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow' have been identified for the implementation of this project in the first phase. - The projects will be financed under the Nirbhaya Fund at a cost of Rs 2919.55 Crores.