The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur on January 26, 2018 launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state.
The app, which comes with a panic button, was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government. It would be available in both Hindi and English languages and would not require internet connectivity.
• Shaking the device would trigger the app to send its location through GPS.
• Once triggered, the app would automatically send a message to the nearest police control room.
• It would also start recording audio and video after 20 seconds.
Besides this, the Chief Minister also launched the 'GUDDIYA' helpline number 1515 and the 'Hoshiyar Singh' helpline number 1090.
The main objective behind the launch of the app and the helpline is to fight crimes against women in the state.
The Hoshiyar Singh helpline would be monitored by the CM's office on a 24x7 basis.
The information gathered through the helpline will then be used by the state government to crackdown on the drug, forest and mining mafias in the state.
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