According to the survey by NGOs Akshara and Safetipin (which runs the app), Mumbai’s overall safety rating is 56%, which means 44% of areas in the city are unsafe. It states that only 22% of Mumbai’s streets are walkable, while only 31% are adequately lit.
The survey was based on the feedback from people and volunteers who used the app, most of which came from G-south and M-west wards. While the survey gives an overall rating of 3.4 on 5, experts say it does not reflect positively on the city as the response is mainly only from two wards.
Akshara and Safetipin released the Women’s Safety Audit Report of Mumbai conducted under ‘Mobile based Safety Audits to collect data on Women Safety’ of UN Women, on Friday.
At the launch of the report, chief guest Vijaya Rahatkar, the chairperson of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women, promised to direct the police and municipal commissioner of Mumbai and corporators to act on the suggestions."
Read article by Eeshanpriya M S from Hindustan Times.