A mobile application of Delhi Police called 'Himmat', which will allow women to send a distress call to police control room and their relatives in case of any emergency, was launched today by the Union home minister Rajnath Singh. 'Himmat' will allow smartphone users to call the police control room and also trigger a 30-second audio and video recording at the press of the phone’s power button. Police said Himmat will help users contact police in the quickest possible time in an emergency. The user will be asked to feed five emergency contact numbers of friends or relatives into the app's data base. When an SOS call is made, a message will be automatically sent to these five numbers. The app will basically cater to employed women who have smartphones and travel alone even late in the night. "The 'Himmat' application will strengthen women safety. Whosoever will download this smart phone-based application can alert the police in the hour of need by either shaking the phone or pressing the power button twice," said Delhi police commissioner B S Bassi. “It is directly linked to the Police Control Room and they will get an indication immediately. After that the location can be traced and will be updated every ten second” he added. Hoping that maximum number of women will download this application, Bassi said, "This is India's first official integrated application for women safety." This app is only available for Android supported mobile phones and can be downloaded from Play store. Rajnath Singh also distributed pepper spray to women and awarded girls who had successfully completed Delhi Police self-defence programme. The application also has a help section which has details about how to use each section of the app. Users are requested to follow the instructions there. In 2014, 11,000 women have used 100 number facility while 49,717 women have used number 1096, the anti-stalking and obscene calls helpline, and 1410 women have used the women helpline 1091. The app has been designed keeping in mind the safety of women. The will also help in getting crucial evidence in the event of any crime against women.