New Delhi, June 13 -- In a bid to curb the "unofficial" use of police vehicles and simultaneously ensure their efficacious use in controlling street crimes, the Delhi Police have started tracking the movements of their GPS-enabled cars and motorcycles through a realtime tracking software installed in the vehicles.

As part of the pilot project, more than 300 vehicles from 10 of the 15 police districts, including vehicles of station house officers (SHOs), patrol vans and bikes, are being currently monitored by the deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) concerned at their office desktop and mobile phones, through a mobile application. The remaining districts are in the process of installing the software in their patrol cars and bikes, a senior...