With serious crimes being reported from parks and narrow lanes in national capital, the Delhi Police on Saturday came up with bicycle patrols for quick and effective surveillance of these and other congested areas.
According to police, the initiative was taken as a number of serious crimes such as rape, molestation and murder occurred in different parks and markets, and officials felt that bicycles could be most optimum mode of transport for spots which PCR vans and bikes cannot access easily.
"Such a proactive measures taken after analysis of crimes incidents like rape, molestation and even murder in parks and subsequently it was decided that the most approachable and effective commuting mode of transport for patrolling the area. The idea is to improve visibility and mobility to win trust of citizens and feel them safe in common public places," said Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, Romil Baaniya.
Citing a case of rape in an east Delhi park, he said that nine police stations in South District have number of parks where people of all age groups come from early morning to late evening.
"We have witnessed number of crimes like murder, rape and chain snatching in the past which taken place in parks and narrow lanes. Though these incidents did not take place in South Delhi District but still they are an eye-opener for us. Hence, the motive of bicycle patrolling to reach at every corner and prevent crime," Mr Baaniya said.