Unable to control the rising number of vehicle thefts, Delhi Police have now asked all car owners in the national capital to install safety devices in their vehicle.
“We will write to each and every car owner in Delhi, requesting them to put at least a clutch-lock if they do not want to put GPS system,” the Delhi Police Commissioner has said.
“People have to invest some money in this. It is not possible for police alone to prevent such incidents,” he said.
The national capital has a huge number of vehicles, among them nearly two million cars.
The police would also provide the car owners with telephone numbers of dealers of safety devices in their area.
According to Delhi Police, 5,432 vehicles were stolen from the capital till June 30 this year against 4,905 during the same period last year. In 2008, a total of 11,020 vehicles were stolen while the figure for 2007 was 8,863.
“Safety devices such as GPS is very helpful in tracking stolen cars,” a senior police official said.
According to estimates, Delhi has as many vehicles on its roads as those from Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata put together.