New Delhi, India: It will take only one minute for police control room (PCR) vans to reach any Commonwealth Games venue, with more than 100 deployed to respond to any emergency calls in New Delhi, India. All PCR vans are now equipped with GPS and GIS technology. An online city map has been installed at the Central PCR to track the movement of these vehicles.
Total 630 PCR vans will act as a one-stop shop for help, including information on transport and lodging and ferrying visitors to heritage sites. The vans have stretchers for medical emergencies, advanced equipment, a tour guide and water. ‘They would guide the visitors, provide them with information on the Games schedule and tourist places, direct them to places to stay and – most importantly – protect them from touts and any misbehaviour,’ said a senior police officer.
For the Games, 25 PCR vans have been stationed around the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, eight at the Games Village and two to six vehicles around the other Games venues. Delhi Police have earmarked 10 tourist PCR vans to transport visitors to the city’s hot spots including heritage sites. According to officials, these vehicles would have young trained officers who understand English and can guide tourists. These vans will be placed at 10 places of tourist interest including Rajghat, India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Palika Bazaar, Janpath, Paharganj, railway stations and the IGI airport.