Sunday, 31 January 2010

CWG security: Delhi Police to induct additional 2,000 vehicles

Delhi Police will hire over 2,000 vehicles during the Commonwealth Games for various jobs like escorting sportsmen and deploying Quick Response Teams. The vehicles will include 1,200 cars/SUVs/MUVs and 630 buses.

Plans are also being made to hire drivers for running these vehicles - around 1,200 cars and multi-utility vehicles, 630 buses and 215 light commercial vehicles like Tata 407 - during the Games to be held in October this year.

The vehicles are being hired will be used in deploying QRTs (Quick Response Teams), escorting sportsmen to their venues and back to the Games village and for deployment of personnel for law and order duties, a senior police official said.

Around 750 to 1,000 ambassador cars and multi-utility vehicles along with drivers are being hired for escorting sportspersons and for deployment of QRTs for a period of 20 to 25 days.

"No vehicle supplied should be more than two years old and their mileage should be less than 60,000 km. The colour of the car should be white only," the official said.

Another 250 cars with drivers will rent by police for other uses during the Games.

Police are also planning to hire 630 buses and 215 Light Commercial Vehicles with drivers for deploying security personnel and for law and order arrangements.

"The vehicles will be hired for a period of one month from September 15," the official said.

"No vehicle will be accepted for hire unless and until the character and antecedents of the owners, the drivers and the suppliers have been verified from security angle," the official said.

"The drivers must be smartly turned out while on duty and must possess valid commercial driving licence," he said.

The contractor will have to provide at least three extra drivers for every 25 vehicles daily, he said.


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