Gang-rape and murder of the Hyderabad Veterinarian raised doubts on the safety of Women, especially those stranded and in need of help. Police Department has been now considering new methods to reach out to Women in distress.
Prakasam District Police introduced 'Abhay' facility with 8 four wheelers and 70 two wheelers to pick-up Women stranded at odd hours and drop them at their preferred locations. Woman in distress can call 100 from 9 pm to 5 am. Abhay Vehicle will reach the spot within 10 minutes to drop them at the safe location free of cost.
Each Four Wheeler will be manned by a Driver and a Women Cop with body camera and a walkie-talkie. While four wheelers were deployed in Ongole City, Two others have been used in Chirala, One each in Markapur and Kandukur Towns.
DGP Gautam Sawang liked the innovative move of Prakasam Police. He decided to implement the Abhay Facility all over the state for ensuring women safety.