Safetipin in collaboration with World Vision India conducted safety audits in Lalbagh and Madanpur Khadar. The audits were conducted by the volunteers from the local community group supported by World Vision.
SafetiPin is a map-based 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 Women’s Safety Audit. A Women’s Safety Audit (WSA) 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, Walk path, Availability of Public Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling. Each parameter is rated 0/1/2/3. The aggregate of the ratings is used to generate a Safety Score for that particular location.
The volunteers from each community were trained on the audit methodology. The audits were then conducted post sunset upto 9 pm over a week.
In Lalbagh, the entire residential area was audited and a total of 130 audit pins have been generated. In Madanpur Khadar, the New Delhi Main Road from the Sarita Vihar metro station to the residential area of Madanpur Khadar Phase- 2 was audited and a total of 55 audit pins have been generated.
Safety Score: 2.5/5
Lalbagh resettlement colony is located in North Delhi besides Azadpur Mandi. It is defined by the Karnal Road towards the north-east, the Ring Road towards the west and the Railway track towards the southeast. It is easily accessible by Bus as well as the Delhi Metro. The Azadpur metro station of the Yellow Line is the nearest metro station. Lalbagh is a high-density settlement which is largely mixed use comprising small scale industries and factory units.
The entire settlement was audited including the main roads, edges and the inner lanes covering important functions like schools, public toilets, and public places like Jhandewala Chowk etc. The route taken by girls to reach the bus stop, metro station and railway station was also audited.
Based on the safety audits conducted by the local volunteers, Lalbagh has been given a Safety Score of 2.5/5.
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