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Mumbai Police gets 10 all-terrain vehicles for beach patrol

On Monday afternoon, June 7, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray flagged off All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) at Girgaon Chowpatty in the presence of some other ministers and senior police officers.

Mumbai Police gets 10 all-terrain vehicles for beach patrol
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On Monday afternoon, June 7, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray flagged off All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) at Girgaon Chowpatty in the presence of some other ministers and senior police officers.

The official said the ATVs will be used for patrolling beaches in Mumbai. The petrol engine-powered ATVs are capable of reaching the speed of 50-60 km per hour on sandy surfaces. An ATV can carry four persons at a time.

These ATVs were donated to the Mumbai Police by Reliance Foundation after due approval by the Government of Maharashtra, the official added. The ATVs will be primarily used for patrolling at the seashore but they will also be deployed in some rescue operations where normal vehicles cannot reach, he said.

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These vehicles will be provided to all the police stations which come within the limits of the beaches and seashore. Therefore, it will be easier to carry out rescue operations, said Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagarale.

The specifications of the ATV are -- power steering, adjustable steering, standard two-mode, spacious, gas assistant dump boxes. Moreover, these up-to-date and easy to use special RANGER 570 EFI vehicles are part of the Mumbai Police force.

Most importantly, Versa track turf mode is available to avoid getting stuck in any rocky or rugged area, which will help the police personnel in patrolling at the beach more conveniently.

Besides the CM, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, Environment and Tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray, Guardian minister Aslam Shaikh, MP Arvind Sawant, Siraj Kotwal of the Reliance Foundation and senior police officers were present at the event.

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