NEW DELHI: The law enforcement agency of national capital—Delhi Police—is bleeding, as they have just around 5,000 vehicles for policing and patrolling.
Of these, 2,000 are four-wheelers, which includes 800 PCR vans and 400 vehicles for senior officers.
Many times, they don’t even have vehicles to ferry criminals to court or carry dead bodies to hospitals. For over 100 policemen in a police station, there is only one gypsy for the station house officer and five bikes for other officials. Rest of the police personnel have to take public transport vehicles for investigation or commuting. This sorry state of affairs has left the junior cops helpless.
Interestingly, for IPS officers Maruti Ciaz has been approved, but the junior cops are not even provided vehicles to go on patrolling.
Police have to monitor 1,483 square km area, and cater to a population of 1.92 crore.
The force also have to attend thousands of court cases every day and help government agencies in performing their duties. But force with strength of 78,000 men is short of vehicles.
The Police have now prepared a proposal to buy 11,000 more vehicles, including two-wheelers with GPS installed in them. The proposal will be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs for final approval by next week.