5,500 ex-home guards to be deployed in Delhi buses for women safety


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced deployment of over 5,500 ex-home guards as marshals on the Delhi Transport Corporation and cluster buses plying in the national capital to ensure the women safety.

Speaking to ex-home guards, who had gathered at his residence, Arvind Kejriwal said, “The process to recruit marshals is expected to be completed before Diwali. After deployment, I hope you will fulfil your the responsibility of ensuring women safety in buses.”

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Priority will be given to those who have served as a home guards for at least three years, the CM added. In a tweet, he also appealed to the home guards to be sincere in fulfilling their duty.

Recently, Kejriwal has been announcing a slew of measures to woo the voters ahead of the Assembly elections, which are scheduled to take place next year.