Under the Nirbhaya fund the Centre approved projects worth Rs 2,900/ crore for 8 major cities of the country in a bid to make them safer for women. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, and Lucknow have been sanctioned Rs 2,919.55 crore. This was done after a meeting of the empowered committee headed by the secretary of Women and Child Development.
The Nirbhaya fund was set up after the gruesome gangrape and murder of a medical student in Delhi in 2012 and aims at improving safety of women. The sanctioned sum will be used to obtain latest technology such as video monitoring, facial recognition, to get more police patrol vans equipped with GPS ,strengthening of women’s police stations, setting up women police outposts and the like.