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Hyundai Creta is now Chennai’s new police fleet.

Hyundai Creta Joins Chennai Police Fleet

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin flagged off a new fleet consisting of 25 Hyundai Creta, 8 Innova Crysta, and 20 Mahindra Bolero vehicles at the Chief Secretariat. Valued at Rs 6.5 crores, this strategic initiative aims to bolster the efforts of the Greater Chennai Police in crime prevention, traffic management, and maintaining law and order.

This vehicle acquisition is part of the government’s second-phase plan within 2.5 years. Earlier, Rs 59.73 crores were invested in acquiring 202 four-wheelers and 81 two-wheelers for police use. The new vehicles will be allocated to various police departments, including Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, and officers in Law and Order, Crime Branch, and Special Branch.

Aligned with the police budget for the fiscal year 2023-24, which targets the commissioning of 283 four-wheelers to replace older vehicles, this move addresses setbacks faced by the Tamil Nadu government. These setbacks include the cancellation of registration certificates for over 1,188 vehicles by the Government of India last year, coupled with the disposal of 4,000 condemned vehicles, constituting over 25 percent of the police fleet. The introduction of these vehicles is expected to significantly enhance law and order in the region, contributing to VIP movements, official patrolling, and swift accident assistance.

This strategic investment in modern, well-equipped vehicles underscores a commitment to public safety and addresses challenges posed by an aging police fleet. These additions are poised to enhance the overall operational capacity of the Chennai Police, ensuring a more responsive and agile force capable of meeting dynamic law enforcement demands.