Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today launched the ‘Shakti App’ for protection of women. Any women at the time of any trouble can press the red button of the App.
The app is designed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) Himachal Pradesh for the police. App is both in Hindi and English language.
State Informatics Officer Ajay Singh Chahal informed that App does not require internet connectivity. On hard shake, if any, during scuffle the App would send the location of GPS to the sender.
Even if the phone drops down the message would be sent to the nearest police control room and within 20 seconds. The Shakti App will also do auto audio and video recording.
Besides, the Chief Minister also launched the “GUDDIYA” help line number 1515 and Hoshiyar Singh help line on toll free number 1090.
The Chief Minister himself talked on both the toll free numbers of GUDDIYA and Hoshiyar Singh help line and congratulated the State Police Department and the State NIC Department for the initiative.
Chief Minister said that it was an initiative for protection of women of the state and to control crime against women. It was unfortunate that the image of the police was damaged in the infamous Gudiya Rape and murder case, and we want to ensure that such incidents don’t happen in Himachal Pradesh again.
The Chief Minister also said that Hoshiyar Help line would be monitored by CM office. He said that the government would come heavily on different types of mafias in the State, may it be drug mafia, forest or mining mafia.
He said that the State Government has fulfilled it’s three promises within one month of governance related to social security and law and order.
DGP SR Mardi detailed in brief the working of the apps and said that besides these other emergency helpline numbers were 9459100100, which was whatsapp number, SMS number is 9459100100, Nationwide Emergency Response System (NERS) Call number is 112.
DGP said that the Hoshiyar Singh helpline would be monitored by Chief Ministers’ office 24×7.
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj was also present on the occasion amongst Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry, Principal Secretary to CM Manisha Nanda and other senior civil and Police officers of the State Government.