Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi’s Midnight Ride In Puducherry,

Vastavam web: Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor has made surprise visit in Puducheri by travelling by a scooter along with her friend and this become viral in social media. Later she told that she travelled by motor cycle only to assess the safety and security to women during night. But Kiran Bedi had covered her face with ‘dupatta’ (shawl). After conducting a “night round” of the city, the former IPS officer said she found the city reasonably safe for women at night. “Felt that Puducherry is safe for women even at night,” Bedi wrote on Twitter. Bedi said late night patrolling helped her identify areas for improvement and added she would suggest a few measures “which need to be taken by the police to enhance security”. She also urged people to connect with Police Control Room (100) to inform their concerns. While Kiran Bedi is being applauded for her initiative on social media, some Twitter users also pointed out that she was riding without a helmet. Clarifying her stance, Bedi said, “Not wearing helmet was a careful choice. Both wanted to appear vulnerable & wanted to see how we women driving a scooty at nite r looked at.”