The Delhi Police has launched a digital initiative, ‘Bar Talk’, that aims to create awareness for women safety and prevent cases of drink and drive among the visitors of pubs, bars and restaurants in the city.
The initiative was launched at ‘Teddy Boy Bar’ in Connaught Place by Special Commissioner (Operations) Deepender Pathak and DCP (Crime) Madhur Verma.
‘Bar Talk’ has digitised 25 premium bars across Delhi, along with 150 dynamic digital displays spread across areas in Hauz Khas Village, Connaught Place, Nehru Place, Greater Kailash, Khan Market and Saket.
The messages from the Delhi Police against the risks of drink and drive will be displayed, besides educating people about women safety, through its women safety app ‘HIMMAT’.
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“With this unique display network, Delhi Police can now easily reach out and communicate with the socially active population in the city on a real-time basis. The strategic placement of this innovative mode of communication will act as a reminder to people in bars that drunken driving is best avoided,” Mr Pathak said.
“Bar Talk is the most modern intranet facility that will act like an extended WhatsApp group involving participants to connect to it through Wi-Fi by using their smartphones,” he added.
Eventually, it will enhance its significance as more of bars and restaurants will join in the initiative, the officer said.
The founders of ‘Bar Talk’ Gautam Bhirani and Amit Bagga said that it was a part of continued initiatives against cases of drink and drive.