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The Delhi Police control room is all set to go hi-tech with large-scale infusion of technology, manpower and transport facilities on the cards.
The most significant of the expected changes will be introduction of technologies like Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) for accurate tracking of crime and criminals and smoother movement and deployment of forces.
"We have plans to introduce GPS and GIS systems as part our effort to keep up with the state-of-the-art technology," Assistant Commissioner of Police (PCR) A.K. Singh told.
Singh did not spell out a time frame for the introduction of these new technologies.
GIS is a technology that manages, analyses and disseminates geographic knowledge and links location to information (such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels or streets within a network).
The GPS, originally developed by the US department of defence, provides specially coded satellite signals that enable the calculation of any object on the surface of the earth in terms of position, velocity and time.
But GPS and GIS are just a part of the whole process of revamping of the Police Control Room (PCR).
Police sources told that the number of PCR vans was going to be doubled soon.
"An application has been sent to the home ministry for expansion of our fleet. The number of vehicles will almost double if the application is sanctioned. The number of personnel will also be increase accordingly," an official said.
The PCR has a fleet of nearly 400 vans - including the Toyota Qualis, introduced in 2003, and the Maruti Gypsy - located at different points all over the capital. Almost 130 motorcycles are also used for patrolling.
The PCR is one of the biggest units of the Delhi Police with close to 5,000 personnel. This includes nine people for each vehicle on rotating duty besides the administrative, clerical and other staff.