With the 2010 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, the Delhi Police seems to be in no mood to leave anything to chance.
The result? An operational revamp of almost all departments .
Delhi Police chief Y.S. Dadwal, on Saturday, said illegal parking will be dealt with more seriously in 2010.
The traffic police have procured around 200 tyre clamps that will be distributed in different zones soon. Tyre clamps are attached to the wheels of a vehicle, making them immobile. They can be only unlocked by a traffic police official.
Last year saw a marked increase in the number of traffic offences. “Red light jumping saw an increase of 16.74 per cent. Drink-driving has increased by a staggering 59.77 percent,” Dadwal said.
In addition to the three existing traffic ranges, two more — the eastern and western range — have also been created, Dadwal said.
The traffic police are also introducing e-enforcement as a part of the modernisation initiative. Policemen will be provided with hand-held electronic devices for challaning offenders.
In order to prevent impersonation during recruitment, the Delhi Police has introduced the system of biometrics to fix and verify the identity of all candidates. And soon all auto rickshaw drivers and taxi drivers especially operating in airport area would have a biometric ID card.