Mercedes Benz India donates a Road Sweeper Truck on World Environment Day

The Bharat Benz Road Sweeper Truck is one of its kind and provides dustless cleaning of streets.
The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz today donated a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning truck to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) as part of its Corporate Social initiatives. The Bharat Benz-based Road Sweeper truck will be effective in reducing dust levels in Delhi by vacuum cleaning the roads. Based on a BharatBenz 1214R medium-duty platform, the Road Sweeper truck is manufactured by Roots, India’s largest indigenous manufacturer of cleaning machines and cleaning equipment, and combines maneuverability, efficiency and reliability while offering superior sweeping quality for road and industrial cleaning.

The vacuum cleaning unit of the road sweeper truck gets a proven cleaning process that sprays water in the area it is cleaning before the vacuuming head passes the debris/dust, effectively reducing air pollution caused from accumulated road dust. SOme of the major parts on this truck are Large sized main and side brooms with flexible head, centrifugal suction turbine, water jet for dust suspension, suction ports, hopper dumping. The truck is BS4 compatible thanks to SCR technology. The debris hopper has a capacity of 6 cubic metres and the water tank capacity is 1000 litres.

Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said: “At Mercedes-Benz, it is our constant endeavour to contribute back to the society, in our own way, under the ‘Mercedes for India’ initiative. Be it contributing to educational cause, rural development, skill enhancementor contributing towards a greener planet, we at Mercedes-Benz sincerely believe in acting for the betterment of the society and the country at large.As a responsible automaker and a corporate citizen, this novel initiative of donating the latest road sweeper truck, is a small step towards helping the citizens of Delhi and the NDMC,to make Delhi roads cleaner.Our endeavour of giving back to the society will continue through varied initiatives in the future as well.”
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