"I am happy to dedicate this application to women of the twin cities and urge all the women to make use of this  technology to enhance their own security," Patnaik said.

Asking police to give prompt response to women making use of this application, Patnaik said police could now ensure that its use was successful.

While the state government has already taken several steps to ensure safety of women by setting up 'Mahila and Sishu Desk' in all police stations in the state, the Commissionerate of Police of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have also launched Pink Auto Service exclusively for women.

Noting that crimes against women have been a major concern of the government, Patnaik said the Commissionerate of Police had already imparted self-defense training for college girls.

The Chief Minister also called upon the police to  investigate all crimes related to women with singular sincerity and professionalism. "Comprehensive investigation  of such crimes against women, quick arrests and speedy trials  will be an effective deterrent to such crimes," Patnaik said.

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