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Why marshals not deployed in DTC buses, asks DCW chief

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Published : Oct 4, 2018, 5:43 am IST
Updated : Oct 4, 2018, 5:43 am IST

Commission sought detailed timelines by which issues shall be resolved.

Swati Maliwal
 Swati Maliwal

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of reports regarding rampant eve-teasing and harassment on DTC buses, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) asked the DTC why the decision to deploy marshals in buses has not been implemented yet.

Issuing a notice to the corporation, the commission has also asked the transport commissioner to provide details of the progress made in installing CCTV cameras in the buses. The DCW said several women and girls across Delhi face harassment in the buses on a daily basis.

Citing a case of a college student who faced extreme harassment on DTC route no. 544, due to which she had to jump off the bus. The DCW in its notice asked the reason behind non-deployment of marshals in the buses and non-installation of CCTV cameras.

The DCW has set-up an inquiry into the matter and issued a notice to the Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Department of Transport, Delhi government and Delhi police.

Further, other issues such as lack of an adequate number of buses especially during rush hours, lack of an adequate number of women-only buses on requisite routes were also highlighted.

The transport commissioner has been asked to provide details on these issues such as reasons for the lapses, steps taken by the commissioner for deployment of marshals in DTC buses and installation of CCTV cameras.

The commission has sought detailed timelines by which these issues shall  be resolved. The DCW has asked the transport commissioner and DCP, South East to submit the reply till October 10.

Tags: harassment, delhi commission for women, department of transport