Gurugram Police gets new PCR vehicles
Gurugram: The Gurugram Police on Saturday added 25 Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles and 40 Riders (Bikes) to its fleet for patrolling and Quick Reaction Task (QRT).
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga cars were provided by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) while Rider bikes were provided by Honda two-wheeler manufacturing company. "The Gurugram Police have now had a total of 52 PCRs and 94 Riders. A police officer said more such vehicles will be provided in January 2019.
Official data now also highlights that how dysfunctional PCR vehicles is further prolonging the difficulties for law enforcement officials to deal with hardened criminals. Over 40 per cent of the bikes are obsolete and 26 per cent of four wheelers are defunct. Moreover, it has been years since new purchases have been made. In the past, help from corporates have resulted in the supply of new vehicles to the district police. There is an inventory of over 208 bikes with the Gurugram Police out of which 80 are defunct. The 128 two-wheelers that are in use are not in good shape and require regular maintenance. The situation does not fare well even for the four-wheelers. Out of 144 vehicles that are available with the district police over 15 vehicles are already more than 15 years old and as per the law need to be discarded. There are ten more vehicles that are approaching the mark of being operational for fifteen years.