24/12/2014 11:57 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Govt Working On App For Quick Response To Women Victims

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LUCKNOW, INDIA - DECEMBER 6: Union Home Minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh at Beti village under Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha constituency on December 6, 2014 in Lucknow, India. Beti is the village that Rajnath has adopted under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna. Under the scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, MPs of urban areas can adopt villages in other places as well. (Photo by Ashok Dutta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi: Government is working on a mobile app having facility of a panic button to ensure prompt response by Delhi Police to victims of crime, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, amid increasing demands for better security for women.

The Home Minister said government would use technology significantly to check crime in the national capital.

"We are going to do an experiment of a new application. And this application will have a panic button and as any victim presses it, a message will automatically reach the nearest police station or its main monitoring centre," Singh said.

The Delhi Police functions under the direct command of the Union Home Ministry.

"Through this application, we will ensure that victims get police help as soon as possible," Singh said on the sideline of an event.

The minister also said the app will launched in the next few days.

There was widespread outrage in the city earlier this month following the rape of a 27-year-old woman allegedly by a driver of US-based cab booking service Uber. Various women groups as well as political parties had demanded better security for women following the incident.

Singh said the Centre has plans to make Delhi a world-class city.

"We want Delhi to emerge as the world-class city and we want to complete all projects and begin the scheme as soon as possible," he added.