Last week, Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a fleet of 300 Delhi Police motorcycles known as Raftar which will patrol the streets of the national Capital. The bikes will help reduce street crime by making it easier to patrol in interior parts of Delhi as well as catch bike-borne assailants. Their reaction time is expected to be less than 10 minutes.
The modified bikes will have GPS trackers and are fitted with unbreakable front glass shields. They will be equipped with walkie-talkie and helmets that’ll have space for Bluetooth earpiece. Each unit will have two-member teams trained as first responders. The fleet is launched to ensure effective patrolling and quicker response to distress calls especially in narrow streets, that are congested, and localities that are unsafe for women.
According to the latest data released by Delhi Police, the Capital is beginning to see a dip in all the major crimes after witnessing a constant rise in the last five years.