Delhi L-G Anil Baijal inaugurated updated version of Himmat app
Delhi L-G Anil Baijal has inaugurated the updated version of the Himmat app meant for the safety of women. The revamped version of the app is now called Himmat Plus and was launched by the Delhi Police. According to reports, the previous app was updated after certain loopholes were noticed in it. The updated version is available in English and Hindi languages.
The app has now been upgraded from an 'emergency safety app' to a 'utility app' with new features. The app will provide traffic updates and also has a special feature for scanning the QR code of the drivers of taxis and e-rickshaws to verify their details. A person without a smartphone can also use the QR functionality through SMS facility, said the Delhi Police.
Launched as a pilot project, the app's QR functionality can be used by women commuters at the Delhi Airport and five metro stations: Vishwa Vidyalaya, Malviya Nagar, Nehru Place, Saket and Anand Vihar. L-G Baijal said that the app would act as a deterrent to crime against women. He said, "Women are vulnerable while travelling. This app will empower them and boost their confidence."