Women help desk opened at Hyderabad Airport

NEW DELHI: A 24X7 women help desk has been set up at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here to provide assistance to women in need of help or distress.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar inaugurated the desk in the presence of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) CEO Pradeep Panicker and Deputy Inspector General of Central Industrial Security Force M.K. Singh.

The women helpdesk is available at the arrivals level in the eastern wing. It will be manned by a woman police constable round the clock to provide assistance to women in need of help or distress.

The Hyderabad International Airport provides a highly safe and secure environment for everyone and works closely with stakeholders like the state police, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the security agency (Raxa) deployed to provide security and assistance to the passengers and the overall airport community, airport operator GHIAL said.

Post the resumption of operations, the airport has been handling over 25,000 passengers daily of which women passengers who pass through the airport comprise a substantial number. The commissioning of a dedicated women helpdesk at the airport, further strengthens the security and safety measures for women travellers, visitors and airport workforce, it said.

Panicker said that the presence of a dedicated women help desk at RGIA is indeed a welcome step. He, on behalf of passengers, the RGIA and the entire airport community, thanked Cyberabad Police and the Telangana Police.

“GMR Hyderabad International Airport has been providing a highly safe and secure environment for passengers, visitors and airport workforce round the clock working closely with the state police. The commissioning of this round the clock help desk will reaffirm faith and security for all women who pass through the airport as it is easily accessible and within reach if they are in need of any assistance,” he said.

Sajjanar pointed RGIA is the 4th busiest airport in India after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangaluru airports and 30 to 35 per cent passengers handled by it are women.

Cyberabad police requested all the women suffering from teasing, stalking or any other atrocity to approach the SHE teams by sending whatsapp messages to the mobile No 9490617444 or Dial 100.

Source: Press Trust of India

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