Toyota Innova shall be the new service vehicle for Delhi Police station heads

Monday 30 June 2014, 15:58 PM by

Maruti Suzuki Gypsies have been serving the Delhi Police force for over a decade now. The old, canopy type Gypsies shall now be replaced by the modern hard top Toyota Innova's. Currently, around 600 Gypsy MUV units are being utilized for mobile patrolling activity. The request for new MUV's has been put forth to union home ministry by the the Delhi Police and the approval for the same is stated to be in the final stages.

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Toyota Innova shall be the new service vehicle for Delhi Police station heads

The new Innova's shall be handed over to inspectors heading each police station and shall be designed to carry as many as about 10 people on-board. Until now, all service station officers have been using a white colored Maruti Gypsy vehicles to patrol their respective jurisdiction areas. The 180 Police stations in the capital features a combined strength of about 80,000 personnels.

Post allocation of new vehicles, the police shall not abandon the existing lot and shall be used by other two inspectors in every police station. The Innova shall be handed over to station house officer ranked as the senior most among the three. The other two present in the station are – An investigating officer and Anti-terrorist officer (ATO). The move shall benefit the other two who may now get Gypsies as against earlier when on many occasions they had use their personal vehicle to reach the crime spot.

An officer on condition of anonymity said to IANS, “I use my personal car, or sometimes I drive my motorcycle to reach the crime spot. The Innovas are more spacious than the Gypsy. In terms of speed and mileage, they are also far better than the old vehicles.”

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