AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday virtually launched ABHAYAM Passenger App for the safety of women and girls travelling in cabs and auto-rickshaws. Speaking on the occasion at the CM's Camp Office at Tadepalli, the CM said that ,''Andhra Pradesh government is giving top priority to women's safety. AP is the first state in the country to pass the Disha Act in the Legislative Assembly and Disha police stations were established in every district for the welfare of women,” he added. He said that the Government had taken steps to set up special Disha courts and had stood by for women's safety by launching the Disha app. The Chief Minister explained that women police have also been appointed in each village / ward secretariats across the state. The Abhayam app can be used for women to travel safely in autos and cabs and they device will be installed in autos and cabs across the state, he said.
The Abhayam App will be monitored by the Transport Department.The total cost of this project is estimated at Rs 138.48 Crore, where the Central government has allocated Rs 80.09 crore to the State under the Nirbhaya scheme. The state government has to allocate Rs 55.39 crore as its share. The Department of Transport aims to complete the project by November next year by phasing out tracking devices for luxury vehicles in the state. Initially, Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be set up in a thousand autos in Visakhapatnam. After that it will be implemented in Tirupati. Tracking devices will be installed in commercial vehicles.
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Present in the launch was Home Minister M Sucharitha, Transport Commissioner PSR Anjaneyulu and other police officials