City government schools lack standard safety facilities

Security in government schools of Bengaluru has been neglected since long. By Swati Ekka  Bengaluru: The government has failed to provide the basic safety facilities in government schools in the city. Many government schools lack fire alarms, ‘School Ahead’ safety sign boards, watchman to control the traffic and CCTV cameras. NIMHANS School Safety Appraisal revealed […]

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Women-only lounges –not all that safe and comfy

BMTC’s women-only lounges which ensure the safety of women by debarring the entry of men at all times, fail to serve their purpose as women complain of a lack of security officials deployed to keep a check on these lounges. Nikita Arora It’s 9.00 PM and Sudeeksha Kouthsasa waits in the women-only bus-lounge at the […]

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Most BMTC buses yet to get panic buttons

Most public and private buses in Bangalore lack panic buttons, risking the security of thousands of passengers daily.  Nikita Arora Buses in Bangalore that ply on the city streets day and night, lack panic buttons and Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) devices, thereby posing a serious risk to the safety of the everyday commuters. Currently, there […]

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Women staff of Victoria Hospital in Trauma

City’s major hospital fails to provide any safety support system to its women staff. Neetu Saini Around 30 women working in the Trauma Care and Emergency Centre of Victoria Hospital have written letters to the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institution (BMCRI) administration, complaining against the misbehaviour of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Madhusudan Ramdas. […]

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