Chandigarh: PCR receives 3,100 calls, a 53 per cent rise

Out of the total calls, 174 were related to quarrels, 46 to accidents and 23 to fire incidents.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 13, 2015 3:37:30 am

Police received as many as 3,100 calls during the Diwali celebrations on Wednesday.

Out of the total calls, 174 were related to quarrels, 46 to accidents and 23 to fire incidents. Police recorded 53 per cent rise in the calls as compared to the last year, said officials.

According to sources, out of the total calls received by the Police Control Room (PCR), 400 were actionable calls and the PCR vehicles were rushed to the spot following the complaints. The PCR personnel also took 36 injured persons to the hospitals during the celebrations on Wednesday.

The police said last year they received 340 actionable calls, out of which 44 were related to accidents, 18 of fire incidents, 152 calls related to quarrels and remaining calls were of miscellaneous nature. According to the officers, this year there was a 53 per cent increase in actionable calls. Generally the PCR receives around 260 calls per day.

The police said the strength of the control room was also increased from five to seven call-receivers on Diwali to avoid rush. The officers also said no untoward incident was reported from the city during the celebrations. Around 1,400 police personnel were deputed in the city on Diwali.

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