Police fleet cars are essential for daily functionality, and in the latest, 25 PCRs have now been added to the Gurgaon police fleet. The new lot of Maruti Ertiga MPV PCRs were flagged off by Rao Narbir Singh, Cabinet Minister Haryana Government.
With an addition to the fleet, coppers get more help in their quest to reach incident spots more quickly, and effectively. With quick response being of essence, a strong PCR fleet helps police responders get to places in quicktime.
The new Maruti Ertiga MPVs are duty ready and fitted with GPS system, Wireless System, Public Address System and the quintessential red and blue lights that we associate with coppers. Each Maruti Ertiga PCR vehicle is capable of carrying 4 on duty police personnel, with vehicles deployed 24×7.
With some of the vehicles in the PCR fleet having been on duty for long periods, vehicles will be assessed and retired, and the new Maruti Ertiga MPVs will take their place. The new Ertiga PCRs have already been pressed into service.
The newly inducted Ertiga PCR fleet is directly connected to the control room. The control room with help of GPS will monitor fleet movement. In the near future, the vehicles will be connected with the state level ‘Dial 100’. On December 1, 2018, Gurgaon Police were handed over another lot of 25 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga PCRs.
With the new Ertiga launched in November 2018, the company has reported 7155 units sold in December 2018, and 6362 units in November 2018. New Ertiga gets power from the 1.5-litre petrol engine, also seen in Ciaz., and can be mated to manual and AT. The 1.3-litre diesel engine has been carried forward, and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. At the time of launch, the company introduced the vehicle at a price of Rs 7.44 lakh (ex-sh, Delhi). The company has since increased vehicle prices across its line-up.