To check how safe Puducherry is for women in the late night, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi hit the streets on Thursday to know the reality. She rode on a scooter which another woman was driving and surveyed various roads of the city. She travelled “incognito” and partially hid her face with a dupatta.
After completing the ride, she took to twitter and wrote that she found Puducherry reasonably safe for women after dark. She also added that some more steps will be taken in order to improve the condition and also ask the people to connect with PCR and tell their concerns.
“Found Puducherry reasonably safe at night. But will be improved. A clip of Night Round done ‘incognito’ to check how safe was it for women during late night hours”, tweeted Kiran Bedi. Also, she sent a message on WhatsApp to media persons saying she would come up with the suggestions for the police “which cops need to take to enhance the security”.
— Lt. Gov. Puducherry (@LGov_Puducherry) August 19, 2017
There were many who praised Kiran Bedi for taking the surprise check of the city but few also spotted a violation of the law as neither the Lieutenant Governor nor the woman driving the scooter was wearing the helmet.
A clip of Night Round done ‘incognito’ to check how safe was it for women++during late night hours.
Helped identify areas for improvement.. pic.twitter.com/1BeMsL1JQX
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) August 19, 2017
After which she tweeted “not wearing the helmet was a careful choice”.”Both wanted to appear vulnerable and wanted to see how we women driving a scooty at night are looked at,” she said.