Now, women can call PCR vehicles in case of car breakdown

March 3rd, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) There is good news for women in the national capital, as they can now call the police control room (PCR) for assistance at any time, in case of a car breakdown, a senior official said Tuesday.
The move comes just days ahead of the Women’s Day March 8.

“Women can call PCR (by dialling 100) anytime in case of a car breakdown. It will especially help women during the night time if they are stranded and need help,” Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters here.

“The PCR officials will ensure their safety and will take them to a secure place,” he added.

According to senior police officials, men can also seek PCR help if their vehicle breaks down at a secluded place during the night.

“Our men will help them (men) move to the nearest petrol pump in case of a (car) breakdown,” said a police official.

Women in the national capital appreciated the move.

“It’s a good move seeing that a lot of working women drive cars alone at odd hours. We welcome this move,” said Richika Malhotra, an advertising executive.

Niharika Sharma, a college student said: “People stare at women if they are stranded on the road. Often one ends up being a victim of harassment. I hope PCR vans reach in time in case of a breakdown.”

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