Mobile app for safety of women launched

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to enhance security of women in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched a mobile phone application (app) ‘Mo Saathi’, introduced by Commissionerate Police, here today.

The app, which works on Android platform, will let a citizen contact the police control room directly. After pushing the side button on a mobile phone, live visuals captured through the phone’s camera will get transmitted to the control room.

Besides, the app will allow women to call or send a message to the police control room (PCR) and three of their relatives in case of any emergency.

“I am happy to dedicate this application to women of the twin cities and urge all the women to make use of this technology to enhance their own security,” Patnaik said.

The chief minister also called upon the police to investigate all crimes related to women with singular sincerity and professionalism.

“Comprehensive investigation of such crimes against women, quick arrests and speedy trials will be an effective deterrent to such crimes,” Patnaik said.

Earlier, the Commissionerate Police had launched ‘Madhyam’, a women support centre, and Pink Auto services to ensure safety of women of the twin cities.