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MHA bid to quicken PCR response

Published: 08th February 2013 09:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2013 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

After facing severe criticism over late response of PCR vans in the national capital, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is examining ways to develop a technical solution which can point the exact location of callers for prompt action.

A meeting of the Special Task Force headed by Union Home Secretary R K Singh has decided to take up the matter with telecom authorities. “The MHA and Delhi Police will take up the case with Telecom authorities so that the location of the caller is available to the PCR van immediately. This measure will help the police to reach the spot faster,” an MHA official said.

The task force, set up in the wake of December 16 gangrape incident here, to look into the women safety issues in Delhi and review the functioning of the Delhi Police, also examined the status of different helplines of PCR vans and women help desks in police stations. The police helpline number (100) has been revamped and the number of lines has been increased from 60 lines to 100.

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