How has Chennai become the safest city for women?Chennai, the gateway of South India, and the fourth largest metro in the country, is home to over one crore people. There is a recent drive to expand the limits of the city.
Be that as it may, Chennai is also the best city for women, and has been voted as the best city for women.
How did this happen?
Firstly, Chennai is no more a small city. It is growing by leaps and bounds, and in all directions, it has expanded to over fifty kilometers. In fact, city buses ply to places as far as seventy kilometers. Hence, there is a huge number of people at any point in time, and it is impossible for any wrong to happen, without inviting the wrath of the people who would be present everywhere.
Secondly, Chennai sleeps very late. It is home to a huge number of IT professionals, who work right up to midnight and beyond. The traffic is so huge, that Chennai always has traffic jams at some many places. It is not so easy for the anti-social elements to cause any damage.
Thirdly, since the public transport of EMU trains, buses, shared autos and the Chennai metro is now available, the new areas have developed at such a fast pace, that people have started living in such very well developed areas. For example, Guduvancheri, that was once upon a time a sleepy village, that is, twenty years ago, is now a huge well developed suburb. It is so fast developing into a satellite town in its own right. So, people do move around at all times.
Fourthly, the city police take effective steps to curb any incident harming women in any form. The road side romeos where thrashed mercilessly. Even today, when there is a small mischief, the police spring into action immediately.
And lastly, people by themselves do respect women and even when there is so much of nonsense in the society, Chennai is one place where traditions mix so well with modernity.
So, welcome to the safe Chennai city!!