KPITB or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Data Know-how Board had launched an upgraded model of Secure Women App specifically developed for the ladies commuters who’re touring by way of the Pink Sakura buses. With further features, customers will be capable of join with family and friends whereas sharing the dwell location on the identical time.
Managing director of KPITB Dr. Shahbaz Khan mentioned whereas giving the demo of the newly added features of the app: “Through this safety app, women and girls can share their live locations with trusted contacts, give distress signals to family and friends, call police emergency numbers, rate the safety levels of the location and check the live location of the bus.”
KPITB launched the app for the Sakura Bus challenge designed particularly for the ladies of KP. Japan financially supported the challenge whereas technical help got here from UNOPS or United Nations Workplace for Venture Companies and United Nation-Women. The demo was attended by the Chief Minister’s particular advisory Ziaullah Bangush, Trans-Peshawar consultant, and feminine members of the provincial meeting.
UNOPS headed the challenge and procured 14 buses and constructed 31 fabricated bus stops and put in solar-panels as a supply of electrical energy. The route for buses was specially designed with the help of the Transport and Planning Engineering Unit or TPE so that all educational institutes are covered.
The only function of the Sakura Bus challenge is to make girls extra cellular and allow girls to have extra entry to schooling and job alternatives.
Zainab Hussain head of sub-office United Nations-women Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mentioned: “UN women Pakistan, as the specialized agency for promoting gender quality and the empowerment of women, has worked together with KPITB on this mobile application to facilitate female commuters on Pink Sakura buses in two cities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.”
She additional added: “Women‘s safety in public places is very important for their well-being as well as economic empowerment.”
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