The Chandigarh Police were on its toes during the past 24 hours attending a voluminous number of calls from across the city. The number of calls received during Diwali this year was 307 as compared 235 calls received last year.
On average, the police control room receives around 200 calls on daily basics. A total of 307 calls were received on 100 number, and for 301 calls PCR vehicles were dispatched for public help. Out of total calls received, 134 calls were related to quarrel and 51 for accidents.
More than 15 calls were received for noise pollution and bursting crackers beyond permissible time limit of 10pm.
Meanwhile, amid tight security arrangements, the Diwali celebrations passed off without any untoward incident in the city. The local police had pressed over 1,000 police personnel, including 12 DSPs, 30 inspectors and 300 women constables, into service for security arrangements and they were deployed at all sensitive points in the city round-the-clock.
Tight security arrangements were made in areas where clubs and hotels are situated, especially in Sector 26, Sector 35, Aroma light point and Sector 17 Plaza. Besides that, nakas were laid across the city to maintain law and order to check traffic rules violations, especially drunken driving.
SAS Nagar PCR receives 57 calls
SAS Nagar police control room (PCR) on Sunday received 57 calls from residents complaining about their neighbours bursting crackers even after 10 pm. However, last year the PCR received 36 calls.
SP (headquarters) Varinder Singh Brar said, “We got calls from residents regarding bursting of crackers after 10 pm. At most places PCR vehicles went to the spot and cases were sorted out. A random survey revealed that the number of people bursting crackers was comparatively less than previous years.”