Delhi’s Night Shelters get CCTV cameras

The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has installed CCTV cameras in night shelters in order to ensure safety of women and girls and also to keep a check on visitors there. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal along with a team of the Commission had visited several night shelters last year and had pointed out several anomalies in security measures. The Commission had issued notices to the department and recommended it to take requisite steps to ensure safety and security of women in the shelters. “After several notices issued by the Commission, the DUSIB informed the DCW that it has installed 93 CCTVs at 31 night shelters. Out of these, 57 cameras have been installed at 19 women’s shelters,” said a DCW statement. The women at night shelters near Gurudwara Bangla Sahib had apprised the DCW chief of lack of security at the shelter, when she visited it last year.