More vehicles for the Police Force
GOVERNMENT has allocated $29.5M more to purchase vehicles to boost the transportation component of the Guyana Police Force (GPF). This was announced by Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, at his last media briefing.

One Rapid Intervention and two bullet-proofed Mahindra Rakshak vehicles will be bought from Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in India, one of the leading manufacturers of military multi-utility vehicles.

The ballistic kit on the Mahindra Rakshak is based on unique light-weight materials - composite steel, ultra-hardened steel and high performance polyethylene.

The kit has been configured on the vehicle to ensure that overall performance parameters such as mobility, articulation, braking, turning and steerability remain unaffected and at their optimum levels.

The Rapid Intervention vehicle is specially designed for the Police and Paramilitary Forces to control mobs in dense urban areas. Due to its unique design, it can be deployed faster and can easily be manoeuvred in lanes and in congested areas.

The brand name utility vehicles have come to signify high quality, ruggedness, durability, reliability, ease-of-maintenance and operational economy for its user groups.

Last year, two ‘Striker’ vehicles were also purchased from India.

Saturday, August 27, 2005