New Delhi: Delhi Police`s 50 multi-tasked PCR vans have challaned over 1.16 lakh vehicles so far this year for traffic violations besides apprehending 936 people for being on the wrong side of the law.
According to a senior police official, the 50 PCR vans were deployed with a mandate of multi-tasking in 2007 for preventive crime patrolling and challaning errant drivers from 8 am to 8 pm.
"We have to look for new ways to tackle crime in the city. The figures show that these PCR vans are helpful in controlling the crime scene in the city which has a floating population," the official said.
Delhi Police statistics show that a total of 1,16,341 vehicles, including motorcycles and cars, were challaned till June 30 this year while 936 people were caught by them for indulging in criminal activities.
Last year, these figures were 2,10,602 challans and 1,291 arrests while the statistics for 2007 were 23,965 and 1,812 respectively.
These PCR vans also recovered 23 vehicles this year so far while 47 illegal fire arms and other weapons. Last year, the figures were 104 vehicles and 54 weapons.