Maruti Suzuki India recently presented 35 new vehicles to the Haryana Police Department. The vehicles include 20 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga patrol cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors, and 7 Maruti Suzuki Eeco ambulances. All of these vehicles have been customised to meet the requirements of the Haryana traffic police.
In fact, early this year Maruti had presented 17 vehicles, which includes 15 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances, to the Haryana Police Department, which brings the total to 52 vehicles for this year alone. These vehicles will be deployed across Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Sonepat and Jhajjar districts of Haryana.
All the vehicles that have been presented to the Haryana police, are equipped with accessories like a beacon light, siren, and public address system. The Ertiga interceptor vehicles get laser based traffic speed video systems, printers, roof-mounted day and night all-weather PTZ cameras, LED monitor roof light bars and public address mechanisms. The interceptors are also come equipped with breath alcohol analysers. The vehicles also get special body graphics to signify that it’s a police patrol car.
The vehicles were presented to the Haryana Police department last week, on September 15, in a special event in the presence of Manohar Lal, the Chief Minister of Haryana state. From the Haryana Police Department, there were B S Sandhu, Director General of Haryana Police, Sanjay Kumar, Inspector General (Traffic), Haryana and several other senior police officers of the various districts, along with A K Tomer, the Executive Director of Maruti Suzuki India.
Speaking at the event, Tomer said, “We are pleased to extend our support to the Haryana Police to strengthen the road safety in the state. These customised vehicles will help the Police to address two critical elements of road safety – Enforcement and Emergency care. The fully equipped interceptors will enable the Police to keep a check on speed violators and the patrolling vehicles will be useful in the enforcement of law thus encouraging motorists to drive safely and follow the traffic rules. The ambulances will help the department to provide speedy medical support to the accident victims, a critical requirement in saving lives.”
The company also says that it has identified Gurugram as a focus city to make the roads safer for commuters and for this Maruti Suzuki India has signed a MoU with Gurgaon Traffic Police and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. Also along with NATPAC, a Government road research agency, the Company has conducted a survey to assess the road safety awareness in the City and has undertaken several initiatives including improvement of road infrastructure, installation of new road signs, and awareness programmes.