In a strive to ensure women safety, Government has now asked all mobile manufacturers to launch mobile handsets with a panic button, starting from 2017.
So, now women can easily summon for help by pressing the panic button. With a long press a set of buttons, users can send out an alert to the user’s family or friends along with their current location.
The project will be funded through the Nirbhaya fund which was set up by the UPA government.
The officials are also working for a software which can be downloaded and will function similarly and also open a service centre for users with ordinary handsets who can go to a service centre and get the application for free.[source]