Nagpur Police launched a free ride scheme for women who are alone and unable to find any transport to get back home at night anytime between 9 pm to 5am from Tuesday.
The women can dial police helpline number 1091 and request for a safe drop. The driver accompanied by a female cop will come and drop the passenger safely to her destination that too free of cost. Women just have to either dial 1091 or reach the nearest police station.
When Nation Next spoke to Nagpur Commissioner of Police Dr BK Upadhyaya, he said, “We wanted to come up with this idea since a while but after the horrific Hyderabad rape case, we accelerated this initiative. We service commenced from yesterday. The mobile helpline number that is doing the rounds on social media is incorrect. We don’t know who circulated incorrect information. We shall be providing the correct number in a while.”
The updated mobile helpline number is 9823300100.