Many businesses had already instituted similar protocols before the police orders were issued.
"Our office has become more sensitive about safety of all women employees. I usually reach home around 1am in the office cab. There is either a security guard with me or a male employee who gets dropped last,'' said Vandana Khanna told The Times of India in November after the gang rape incident.
Madhu Chandra, a Delhi human rights activist, told the Business Standard that police must do a better job at patrolling unsafe neighborhoods, ensuring police control room staff know English, and installing security cameras.
To read why Chandra believes woman in Delhi are being raped and sexually assualted, read this interview with The Wall Street Journal conducted before the police orders were implemented.
♦ Photo of New Delhi at night by WomEOS/Flickr