Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s largest passenger vehicle maker is committed to making India’s roads safer. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances which will be used for patrolling, surveillance, enforcement and medical emergency support.
The vehicles were presented to Haryana Police in the presence of many dignitaries including the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr. Manohar Lal.
These vehicles will improve the quality of patrolling and enforcement across Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Sonepat and Jhajjar districts of Haryana. Victims of road accidents will get timely medical services because of the ambulances.
Mr. A K Tomer, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Limited 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 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 fleet comes equipped with accessories like Beacon Light, Siren, Public Address System and Body Graphics for patrolling. The Ertiga cars have interceptors with 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 fitted with breath alcohol analyzers to detect if motorists are drunk. Maruti Suzuki has gifted 52 vehicles to Haryana Police this year. The carmaker has provided 17 vehicles (15 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances) to the Haryana Police department earlier this year.
Maruti Suzuki has signed a MoU with Gurgaon Traffic Police and Municipal Corporation of Gurugaon, after identifying Gurugram as a focus city to make the roads safer for commuters. Maruti Suzuki contributes to all the 4Es (Engineering of roads and vehicles, Enforcement, Education and Emergency) of road safety, as part of India’s effort to make roads safe and bring down accidents and fatalities. All its vehicles are designed with advanced safety standards that seek to minimize injury to vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians, in the event of a crash.