Women Safety

14 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Devendra Fadnavis, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Provide more compartments for women in Mumbai Suburban Locals for safe, comfortable travel

Dear all, As of 2011, the sex ratio of Mumbai stood at 850 Women for every 1000 Men. The ratio of female commuters to male commuters in Mumbai Suburban locals would be close to this as well. While the count of women commuters is rising steadily, there is hardly any provision made to accomodate the additional women commuters. The number of Ladies compartments continue to be restricted to about 2 in the local trains and in case of First Class Ladies compartments, there are only 3 quarter compartments allocated in the Central Line (Not even one entire compartment!) Statistics say that over 4,500 passengers are packed into a 9-car rake during peak hours, as against the rated carrying capacity of 1,700.On average, about 2,000 people die annually on the Mumbai Suburban Rail network; between 2002 and 2012, more than 36,152 people died and 36,688 people were injured. Nearly four lakh — or close to one-fourth — of women commuters have suffered harassment while travelling on Mumbai’s local trains or at train stations, according to a gender-equality survey by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), a body that works on improving suburban railway services. In such circumstances, it is necessary to provide women with more space to travel safely and comfortably. While general compartments are open to women, they are often very crowded in peak hours with majority of male passengers and hence do not serve as a lucrative option for women to travel comfortably and safely. It is my sincere plea to the honorable CM of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and honorable Minister of Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu to please help us increase the number of compartments allocated to women (both First Class and Second Class) in Mumbai Suburban Locals to ensure safe and comfortable travel for women. It would be great if we can double up the number of coaches currently allocated to women. I request you all to support this cause wholeheartedly! Warm Regards, Mona Aiyar    

Mona Aiyar, Resident - Thane District
77 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Siddaramaiah

Demanding Legal Frameworks for a safe and secure PG Accommodation Facility in Bangalore

Are you safe in PG accommodation? As per reports, most of the PGs do not follow any kind of safety guidelines issued by the authorities and hence compromise with the safety and security of the tenants. Thefts, robberies and incidents of ladies being sexually assaulted(including rape) inside the PGs are reported frequently. The infrastructure around the PG is also a major concern, people who work in the late night shifts and those who are night travelers are very much vulnerable to attack and robbery. IT/ITeS Employees Centre(ITEC) demands the government to implement necessary legal frameworks to improve the living conditions of the inmates who resides in the PG. The only legal regulation, at present, which covers PG accommodations is Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976. Sections 343 and 353 of this Act mandates the PG accommodations to procure trade license from BBMP. But, majority of the PGs in Bangalore are not registered under BBMP (Less than 1000 out of 15000) as mandated by this law. This piece of law is gravely insufficient to regulate the ways in which a PG accommodation operates. There are no grievance redressal mechanism devised through this or there is no monitoring performed by any agency on PG facilities. Sign our petition and join us in asking the government to implement: ⦁ Comprehensive legislation covering all aspects of functioning of a PG accommodation.⦁ Separate PG Licensing system in place under this Act. All the PGs should be registered under a concerned authority and obtain valid license and it should be renewed periodically. PGs that are not registered under the authority must be shut down immediately. ⦁ Penalty for violation should be substantially high or proportional to revenue earned (currently it is Rs. 100)⦁ List of the Registered PGs should be made available to the public.⦁ Dedicated Centralized help desk system in place to take down the complaints related to PGs. ⦁ Make Emergency police Helpline numbers available 24*7 and should be displayed in all the PGs. ⦁ Service of authorized security guard in a PG on a 24*7 basis.⦁ Installation of CCTV cameras in the entrance and other strategic locations. ⦁ Night patrolling to be done actively in the areas where PGs are located.⦁ Police verification to be made stricter for PG owners/servants/helpers before they are being employed.⦁ No objection certificate from fire and emergency services for the building and ensure that all fire safety measures are installed.  This petition will be delivered to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka.

IT/ITeS Employees Centre
302 supporters