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New look PCR vans soon

Don’t get shocked if you see a Sedan zooming in New Delhi area, chasing criminals. Thanks to the proposal of Delhi Police to revamp the PCR vans, very soon you will see completely different looking PCR vans. As per the plan, more than 100 Sedans (most likely SX4) will be introduced as PCR vans.

delhi Updated: Nov 05, 2011 23:59 IST
Faizan Haider

Don’t get shocked if you see a Sedan zooming in New Delhi area, chasing criminals. Thanks to the proposal of Delhi Police to revamp the PCR vans, very soon you will see completely different looking PCR vans. As per the plan, more than 100 Sedans (most likely SX4) will be introduced as PCR vans.

“We are planning of revamping existing cars and also introducing new ones. The Qualis will be replaced by Innova, which are more spacious and more colour will be added to Tavera cars,” said a senior police officer who didn’t want to be named. The idea behind adding more colour to existing PCR vans is to make them more visible.

Delhi Police are in touch with a private firm who has suggested over 200 new looks for the PCR vans.

“The colour of the PCR vans should be such that one can identify it even if 100 vehicles are standing near it. We are most likely to add blue and red in the existing PCR vans,” the officer said, adding, “Although we were thinking to have white as background colour, the firm has suggested to change it to some other colour on the lines of New York or London police. We haven’t taken a decision yet.”

Delhi Police are currently using an Innova car as a sample and experimenting with. “We will write police on the gates in a larger font and bonnets will be coloured. The combination of blue and red on the sides of car is looking good,” he said. Delhi Police have also changed the beacon lights on the existing PCR vans. “Currently, we have battery-operated beacon lights which get discharged very quickly. We have now procured new lights which won’t get discharged and are also bigger in size,” the officer added.

At present, there are 612 PCR vans — 163 Tavera, 178 Qualis and 263 Maruti Gypsy, that are either stationed or mobile at almost all the key posts across the city. Apart from that there are nine PCR ambulances. Police also plan to post commandos in the PCR vans for New Delhi region.