“How safe are the tourist places in Delhi?” is a project initiated by SafetiPin carried out in collaboration with Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC). This report is based on the safety audits done in June – July 2016, around 10 most popular tourist destinations of Delhi. These places were selected in consultation with Delhi’s Tourism Department, on the basis of their footfall. Audits were conducted to analyze the condition of available infrastructure around them, and suggest recommendations on making tourist places safer, keeping in mind a large number of tourists that visit daily.
The audits were carried out using the “My SafetiPin” App. SafetiPin, is a mapbased mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Safety Audit. A Safety Audit is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of urban safety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walkpath, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity and Feeling at a point. Results of the safety audit are aggregated to a safety score.
The access route to the tourist place i.e. from the nearest metro station to the entry gate of the tourist place was audited to assess the safety of pedestrians. The audits were done in the evening hours of 5pm - 9pm for the 10 tourist places, to evaluate the level of safety and identify ways to improve it. The ten tourist places selected for this project are Akshardham, Garden of Five Senses, Hauz Khas Complex, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Lotus Temple, Purana Qila, Qutub Minar and Rajghat. The average parameter
rating for the tourist places can be seen on the next page.