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Tata Aria, Nano as police patrol cars

Last updated on: September 30, 2013 14:58 IST

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At the ongoing India International Security Expo, a Tata Nano is being shown as a probable contender for the Delhi Police Control Room (PCR) vehicle.

PTI reports that the car was unveiled to the media by Anil Goswami, Union Home Secretary, who also inaugurated the expo.

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The Nano in this livery comes courtesy of security firm ‘Grand’, who are well known for supplying red, blue and other beacons to government vehicles.

The company is a well known supplier of police beacons and the Nano they’ve brought to the expo is suited for lady police officers to rescue women and children in distress.

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The Nano patrol car is fitted with visual and audible warnings, which include beacons, a siren and search lights apart from a medical kit.

The car adorns the Delhi Police livery and an IJS-developed amplifier of 80W capacity to suit the Nano’s modest electrical system.

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A special wiring harness is used to connect the auxiliary electrical devices to the battery.

Goswami said that he would ask officials and police forces to give this Nano a look and whether it could be of use to them.

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The patrol car based on the Aria is modified intensively. Based on the entry-level ‘Pure’ variant, rear seats have been removed and in their place, two benches facing sideways are planted.

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The car is also equipped with a stretcher, traffic cone, high visibility jacket, dispatcher, police line, light bars, and wears the Delhi police department livery on its body.

Mechanically the cars have not been upgraded.

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Monty Singh, the second in command of Grand IJS Electronics, told IndianAutosBlog that a folding stretcher, traffic diversion cones, hammers, chainsaws and forensic kit could be presented on the vehicle if a customer calls for them.

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He said that the Nano was in alpha stage of development, and that his workshop in Okhla Industrial Area is equipped to fabricate 200 patrolling Nanos a month.

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“We have just launched a concept of using the small car for emergency response instead of the big PCR vehicles being used at present by Delhi Police. We would want the police and other agencies tasked for exigency duties to have a look and see if this fits their bill,” says Singh.

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