India's leading automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India has presented 35 new vehicles to Haryana Police, as a part of its road safety programme. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances, all customized to meet traffic police requirements.These new vehicles will be deployed for public service across Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Sonepat and Jhajjar districts of Haryana. This Maruti Suzuki CSR initiative claims to facilitate the police department with required resources to strengthen and improve the quality of patrolling and enforcement on National Highway (NH48) (from Ambience mall to Bilaspur), Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway and as per their requirement in districts. The ambulances will be useful in providing timely medical services to victims of road accidents.
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.”
All the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Eeco ambulances equipped with accessories like Beacon Light, Siren, Public Address System and Body Graphics for patrolling. The Ertiga cars have interceptors equipped 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. Additionally, the Eeco Ambulances will help the police in rushing the accident victims to medical care.
Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki, had provided 17 vehicles (15 Ertigas and 2 Eeco ambulances) to the Haryana Police department. In all, Maruti Suzuki has presented, 52 vehicles to Haryana Police this year. Maruti Suzuki has identified Gurugram as a focus city to make the roads safer for commuters. The Company has signed a MoU with Gurgaon Traffic Police and Municipal Corporation of Gurugaon. It has identified a 7.5 kms of high traffic-density road stretch that covers some important interjections like Bristol Chowk, IFCCO Chowk, Signature Tower and HUDA City Centre. It has also deployed 100 Sadak Suraksha Sevaks, to support the traffic police. Along with NATPAC, a Government road research agency, the Company has conducted a survey to assess the road safety awareness in the City. Basis the findings Maruti Suzuki has undertaken several initiatives including improvement of road infrastructure, installation of new road signs, and awareness programmes.