The Delhi Police have acquired a robot to diffuse bombs, hi-tech weaponry and a whole lot of other gear before the Commonwealth Games. But in the midst of all this they forgot to get smaller but equally important things.
Just 18 days are left for the games but the Delhi Police is still on the process of buying stickers to be used on security escort, cavalcade and other security escort, which would be used for various police duties.
The Delhi Police were supposed to buy around 3.5 lakh temper stickers and another 2.5 lakh self-destructive stickers along with 2 lakh plastic locks for the games.
According to Delhi Police, these self-destructive stickers are of the same kind that were used in China during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The police claimed tenders for the same have already been placed and they are awaiting bids from companies.
According to senior police officers, there would be "no delay in the process". "Bids have already started coming in. Even if there are any last-minute requirements and if we need more stickers, we have the provision of directly going to the vendors and place an order without the need of going through a tender process," said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak.
The police said these special stickers would have a distinct design exclusive to the Games.
Police said these stickers would be of different kinds. Some would be used for certain kinds of security needs while other might be used by police officers of special details.
"There is no delay in the process. Everything is being done on time and these stickers are used by the Delhi Police from time to time. And for the Commonwealth Games we will make sure that they are there before the time," said Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat.