Delhi Police received more than 30,000 PCR calls
New Delhi: Amid New Year celebration, the Delhi Police received more than 30,000 PCR calls. According to the law enforcement agency, most of the calls were blank or related to the enquiry.
Police sources told Millennium Post that from 8 pm on December 31 to January 1 till 8 am, they received 24,872 blank calls. "As many as 1,544 calls were related to the enquiry in which most of the callers asked about routes from police personnel like which roads were closed," said sources.
Sources further revealed that 8,174 distress calls were received from December 31 to January 1 till 8 am. The calls were related to crime against women (CAW), quarrels on different reasons like dancing or DJ music playing. Police took quick action and made sure for safety and security of residents during the celebration.
In 2017, the highest number of the police control room (PCR) calls received were of minor fights/scuffles, numbering more than 4,000. Before New Year eve, the law enforcement body identified vulnerable spots related to crime and then deployment done. Around 15,000 police personnel were keeping close vigil on every movement across the national Capital not just to ensure smooth passing of New Year's celebration but to avert any tragedy.
DELHI FIRE SERVICES ON ALERT: According to Delhi Fire Services official, as many as 85 calls were received on New Year eve till 1 am. "Most of the calls were related to garbage fire," said DFS official. In 2017, as many 65 calls of different kinds of incident were received by the fire department. Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg told Millennium Post that due to their alertness, no major fire-related incident happened in the city.
According to the rush, the fire services had spotted as many as six locations in the city where fire tenders were deployed. Connaught Place, Saket, Karol Bagh, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar and Defence Colony were the places where fire tenders were on standby. "We were fully prepared before New Year Eve and stationed the fire tenders on the spot according to the rush," said Garg.