Offbeat – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Thu, 14 May 2020 14:47:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Offbeat – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Excise Duty on Petrol Hiked by INR 10 Per Litre, Diesel by INR 13 Per Litre https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/excise-duty-petrol-diesel-hiked/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/excise-duty-petrol-diesel-hiked/#respond Wed, 06 May 2020 08:19:02 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=556694 According to recent reports, the excise duty on petrol and diesel has been raised by the Centre Government by INR 10 per litre and INR 13 per litre respectively. The newly raised prices will be valid in the Indian markets from May 6, 2020. The excise duty on petrol and diesel has been raised when […]

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According to recent reports, the excise duty on petrol and diesel has been raised by the Centre Government by INR 10 per litre and INR 13 per litre respectively. The newly raised prices will be valid in the Indian markets from May 6, 2020.

The excise duty on petrol and diesel has been raised when the crude oil prices are relatively at a lower side of only $23.86 per barrel when compared to its peak price. Though, the recent increase in the excise duty will not affect the retail price of petrol and diesel for the market as according to the officials, the state-owned oil firms will be adjusting the increase in excise duty with the recent plummeting oil prices. The new excise will have no impact on the consumers whatsoever.

Coming to other notification that has been revealed by the Centre Government is that the special additional excise duty on petrol has been hiked by INR 2 per litre and INR 5 per litre for diesel. Considering this, the road cess on both petrol and diesel has now been hiked by INR 8 per litre.

Combining all these, the overall excise duty on petrol now stands at 32.98 per litre and INR 31.83 per litre for the diesel. In comparison, when the BJP government took command back in 2014, the excise duty was INR 9.48 per litre on petrol and INR 3.56 per litre on diesel.

The excise duty has been increased for the second time in the past few days only to mop off the gains that have been witnessed from the decrease in international oil prices. The recent excise duty of INR 10 and INR 13 per litre on petrol and diesel respectively will now lead to additional revenue of INR 1.6 lakh crore. Similarly, the increase in excise duty by INR 3 per litre for both petrol and diesel back in March constituted a revenue of INR 39,000 crores.

According to the central government, the plummeting international oil prices have allowed the government to raise some revenue with an increase in excise duty to get the economy on track once again. It would further allow the government to generate resources for tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Lockdown 3.0: Driving Restrictions in Green, Orange and Red Zone https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/lockdown-driving-restrictions-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/lockdown-driving-restrictions-india/#respond Tue, 05 May 2020 08:11:17 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=556623 Driving Restrictions in Green, Orange and Red Zone: Since the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country has been extended for another two weeks keeping in mind the rapidly increasing positive cases, there are certain restrictions that have been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The government officials are offering […]

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Driving Restrictions in Green, Orange and Red Zone: Since the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country has been extended for another two weeks keeping in mind the rapidly increasing positive cases, there are certain restrictions that have been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The government officials are offering ease in restrictions only after recognizing the pattern in the spreading of the disease and how the citizens can be allowed to perform some basic utility runs and other essential things.

The government is risk profiling districts based on the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and all the districts have been categorized under three zones namely red, orange and green. The third iteration of the nationwide lockdown that has been extended for two weeks now allows the movement of vehicles in all the three different zones including the private vehicles as well though there are certain rules to be followed by the citizens considering the zones they are presently residing in.

Driving Restrictions Lockdown 3.0
Driving Restrictions in Green, Orange and Red Zone

Lockdown 3.0: Driving Restrictions

Green Zone | Orange Zone | Red Zone

In the red zones, the movement of individual citizens, as well as vehicles, are permitted but with certain restrictions since the red zone has been classified as the one registering almost double-positive COVID-19 cases every single day.

For the four-wheelers, the driver along with up to only two passengers, are allowed for the movement in the area while the two-wheeler restrictions only allow a single rider and no pillion rider for movement at any point of time. These relaxations are not applicable in the containment zones which are the new hotspots of the spread of the coronavirus. No one can go in or out of the containment zones even after the government has allowed certain movement in the Lockdown 3.0 phase.

In the orange ones, the private vehicles are allowed to move for some activities though the four-wheeler rules now allow only two passengers as well as a driver as the new maximum occupancy. The two-wheeler restrictions allow a rider and a pillion rider in the orange zones.

There are no restrictions for the private vehicles in the green zones which have not recorded a single COVID-19 positive case from the past few days.

Coming to the other rules to be followed by the private transport, there is a strict no movement policy from 7 pm to 7 am and the state government has announced a curfew in the said time under the Section 144 of CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code). The non-essential movement from 7 pm to 7 am may lead to the violation of the law and could cause major trouble for the violators.

The government has also established a blanket ban on the interstate movement of the individuals though only medical emergency vehicles are allowed to move. There is no relief in the restrictions imposed on the interstate movement as of yet no matter what zone the individual resides in. All the violators will be held accountable under the Disaster Management Act 2005 and the IPC (Indian Penal Code).

Coming to public transport, the government has not lifted the ban on metro services across the nation. The cycle rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, taxis, cab aggregators and buses are not allowed to move in the red zones. Only the private vehicles are allowed to operate in these zones while going out for essentials or for even attending the offices. The non-operations of the public transport is one of the wisest decisions taken by the government for avoiding the major increase in the positive COVID-19 cases in the containment zones like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and more.

In the orange zones, the government has allowed the movement of public transport though under certain rules that are to be made mandatory by the district’s officials. In the green zone, public transport is working with half of the seating capacity in order to maintain social distancing norms.

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Longest Bike Wheelie Record Created by Rohitesh (Without Using Hands) https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/longest-bike-wheelie-record/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/longest-bike-wheelie-record/#respond Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:19:43 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=555499 Longest Bike Wheelie Record Created (Without Using Hands): As the world faces the wrath of coronavirus, the gloomy atmosphere has thereby resulted in some shattered automotive fans that were waiting for the Motorsports world to reveal something out of the box. Though for boosting up the spirits, an interesting automotive news has surfaced online. An […]

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Longest Bike Wheelie Record Created (Without Using Hands): As the world faces the wrath of coronavirus, the gloomy atmosphere has thereby resulted in some shattered automotive fans that were waiting for the Motorsports world to reveal something out of the box. Though for boosting up the spirits, an interesting automotive news has surfaced online. An Indian freestyle sportbike rider by the name Rohitesh Upadhyay has been able to score himself two world records in the “freestyle sports bike riding” commonly known across the world as “motorcycle stunting”.

Longest Bike Wheelie Record
Longest Bike Wheelie Record Created by Rohitesh (Without Using Hands)

Rohitesh has represented India on a world stage level and has been showing great talent in Motorsports from the past 10 years. The 25-year-old lad from Udaipur, Rajasthan has participated in more than 103 Motorsports shows across the country as well as other Asian markets. Rohitesh currently works for an electric motorcycle brand and has also worked as a factory rider for TVS back in the day.

Rohitesh has been capable of registering a world record that is now affiliated by International Book of World Records as well as Golden Book of World Records for his signature trick that is the “No hands straight line wheelie”. He has been able to perform the trick for 125.7 meters straight at an event organised back on September 29, 2019, in Mehsana, Gujarat.

Longest Bike Wheelie Record Video

The Udaipur world record holder further believes in giving his whole to pursue his passion and has lined up many more events like these in the future. Rohitesh completed the “no hands straight line wheelie” on his TVS Apache RTR in 20.4 seconds. The motorcycle that was used in the stunt was a stock motorcycle that has not been imparted any modification. Apart from this, the stunt was performed keeping in mind the safety aspects of the rider. The event area was specifically chosen away from the public places while the safety parameters were kept at a high priority.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: BharatBenz Extends Warranty in India https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/coronavirus-bharatbenz-extends-warranty/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/coronavirus-bharatbenz-extends-warranty/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2020 06:41:04 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=554903 Since the nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus has caused a huge deal of problems for the customers when it comes to the due services as well as the warranty of their vehicles, several auto manufacturers have come to their aid with BharatBenz being the latest. The Chennai-based brand has announced relief measures for its […]

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Since the nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus has caused a huge deal of problems for the customers when it comes to the due services as well as the warranty of their vehicles, several auto manufacturers have come to their aid with BharatBenz being the latest. The Chennai-based brand has announced relief measures for its truck customers that are stuck in different parts of the nation.

The parent company Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has decided to extend the warranty and free services for its trucks and buses for two additional months in the light of the lockdown. The company has stated that all BharatBenz vehicles with warranty/free services expiring between 15th March 2020 and 15th May 2020 will now have an extra two months leeway.

Commenting on the relief measures offered, Satyakam Arya, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said, “Even during the lockdown, some of our BharatBenz customers are transporting essential commodities in order to support the community. To support them in turn, we decided to extend both service and warranty repairs by two months.”

In addition to this, the brand has also decided to offer immediate basic requirements to its BharatBenz truck drivers that are stuck across the nation and in dire need of daily commodities. The brand has partnered up with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for the cause. The stuck drivers can dial a helpline number and request for basic facilities. The nearest HPCL team will take care of the essential requirements requested by the BharatBenz truck drivers.

The automotive manufacturer has also offered its bit to the Chief Minister and Prime Minister Relief Fund for tackling the COIVD-19 situation at hand. The brand has also come forward for the donation of ventilators, PPE kits, masks and other safety requirements to the organizations as well as medical teams.

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Facebook Buys 9.99% Stake in Reliance Jio for INR 43,574 Crore https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/facebook-buys-reliance-jio/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/facebook-buys-reliance-jio/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:35:14 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=554767 The American Social Media and Technology Company ‘Facebook’ recently announced that they are buying a 9.99% equity stake in Jio Platforms Limited, which is a part of Reliance Industries Limited for INR 43,574 Crore. After this investment, Facebook has become Jio’s largest minority shareholder. It is the largest investment for a minority stake by a […]

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The American Social Media and Technology Company ‘Facebook’ recently announced that they are buying a 9.99% equity stake in Jio Platforms Limited, which is a part of Reliance Industries Limited for INR 43,574 Crore. After this investment, Facebook has become Jio’s largest minority shareholder. It is the largest investment for a minority stake by a technology company anywhere in the world and is the largest foreign direct investment in the technology sector in India.

David Fischer, the Chief Revenue Officer, and Mr Ajit Mohan, VP and Managing Director India said – “One focus of our collaboration with Jio will be creating new ways for people and businesses to operate more effectively in the growing digital economy. For instance, by bringing together JioMart, Jio’s small business initiative, with the power of WhatsApp, we can enable people to connect with businesses, shop and ultimately purchase products in a seamless mobile experience.”

“India is a special country for us. Over the years, Facebook has invested in India to connect people and help businesses launch and grow. WhatsApp is so ingrained in Indian life that it has become a commonly used verb across many Indian languages and dialects. Facebook brings together friends and families, but moreover, it’s one of the country’s biggest enablers of growth for small businesses. And Instagram has grown dramatically in India in recent years as the place where people follow their interests and passions.”

This collaboration has ensured that Jio Platforms, Reliance Retail, and WhatsApp have also entered into a commercial partnership agreement that will accelerate Reliance Retail’s New Commerce business on the JioMart platform.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited said – “When Reliance launched Jio in 2016, we were driven by the dream of INDIA’S DIGITAL SARVODAYA – India’s Inclusive Digital Rise to improve the quality of life of every single Indian and to propel India as the world’s leading Digital Society. All of us at Reliance are therefore humbled by the opportunity to welcome Facebook as our long-term partner in continuing to grow and transform the digital ecosystem of India for the benefit of all Indians. The synergy between Jio and Facebook will help realize Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ Mission with its two ambitious goals — ‘Ease of Living’ and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ – for every single category of Indian people without exception. In the post-Corona era, I am confident of India’s economic recovery and resurgence in the shortest period of time. The partnership will surely make an important contribution to this transformation.”

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2020 Triumph Street Triple RS Launched
2020 Triumph Street Triple RS Launched in India

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Volkswagen Nivus Revealed; Based on India-bound Taigun SUV https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/volkswagen-nivus-revealed/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/volkswagen-nivus-revealed/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:40:29 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=554319 Volkswagen has recently revealed the Nivus coupe-SUV which is based on the India-bound Taigun SUV. The upcoming car is scheduled to be introduced in South America first then followed by other markets. The partial reveal of the car gives a hint about the model’s design which takes its styling cues from Volkswagen’s latest SUVs that […]

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Volkswagen has recently revealed the Nivus coupe-SUV which is based on the India-bound Taigun SUV. The upcoming car is scheduled to be introduced in South America first then followed by other markets.

The partial reveal of the car gives a hint about the model’s design which takes its styling cues from Volkswagen’s latest SUVs that are sold globally. It also includes the India-bound Taigun SUV that was revealed earlier this year. As per the details available, there is no news of the Nivus SUV to mark its entry in India under Volkswagen’s ‘India 2.0’ strategy.

Going by the design statement, the Nivus SUV features a distinctive look with a coupe-like roofline that reduces towards the rear. It would be one of the brand’s latest models to get the new-gen VW logo. The SUV shares its MQB A0 platform with not just the Taigun but also with the current-gen Polo that is sold internationally and the Virtus sedan which is expected to launch in India in the future.

The SUV coupe stands at 4266mm in length which makes it slightly longer than the Taigun. It gets 415-litre of boot space which is quite good despite its SUV-Coupe body style. In terms of wheelbase, Nivus sits shorter with 2566mm compared to the Taigun which has a longer 2651mm wheelbase. The upcoming SUV gets 177mm of ground clearance.

Mechanically, the SUV will run on a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that churns out 128HP of maximum power. It will come paired to only a 6-speed automatic gearbox as the brand wants to position the Nivus above the T-Cross. Moreover, the same engine is used in the T-cross and is expected to be available on the Taigun with similar power output.

The VW Nivus SUV will be available in a limited number of variants and will get a long feature list. It will come equipped with the brand’s latest 8.0-inch ‘Play’ infotainment system. It will also get adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, automatic post-collision braking along with an adaptive autopilot system. The SUV is expected to be fully revealed in the coming days.

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New Yamaha R3 India Launch
New Yamaha R3 India Launch by End 2020 or Early 2021

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Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P Launched in India @ INR 17,999 https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/xiaomi-mi-robot-vacuum-mop-p-launched/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/xiaomi-mi-robot-vacuum-mop-p-launched/#respond Sat, 18 Apr 2020 08:53:12 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=553799 Xiaomi has recently introduced its multifunctional vacuum cleaner in India. Christened as Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P, it has a 2-in-1 sweeping and mopping function, 2100Pa powerful suction in addition to intelligent mapping and route planning, automatic recharge and resume, smart app control and 12 high precision sensors. The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P is equipped with […]

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Xiaomi has recently introduced its multifunctional vacuum cleaner in India. Christened as Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P, it has a 2-in-1 sweeping and mopping function, 2100Pa powerful suction in addition to intelligent mapping and route planning, automatic recharge and resume, smart app control and 12 high precision sensors.

The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P is equipped with a Japanese NIDEC brushless motor that produces maximum airflow of 0.67m3/min and a maximum pressure of about 1800Pa providing effective and quick cleaning of floors/carpets. The LDS laser routing sensor scans 360-degree around continuously with a range up to 8 meters that is combined with the SLAM mapping positioning algorithm. It allows the Mi Robot Vacuum to train itself smartly and it quickly gets used to the house. It scrubs the surface in a circular pattern that mimics the manual mopping movement by scanning.

The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Cortex A7 processor with dual-core Mali 400GPU. The users can control the robot remotely via the Mi Home application. They can control a variety of functions such as changing the cleaning mode, tracking the working schedule and even adjusting the water level suitable for each room. It is also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It comes in a pack with a 3200mAh battery and it offers 60 to 130 minutes of running time once completely charged.

The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop-P is available only in Black colour with an introductory price tag of INR 17,990. It is available for order via crowdfunding on the official website of Mi India with a goal of 10,000 units in a month. The multi-functional floor cleaner is also available with a no-cost EMI plan starting from INR 2,999 per month. The shipping for the Mi Robot Vacuum will commence from 15 September 2020.

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Honda Accord Modified into a Lamborghini
Honda Accord Modified into a Lamborghini Aventador Supercar

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BS4 Vehicle Registration Deadline Likely to be Extended in India https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/bs4-vehicle-registration-deadline/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/bs4-vehicle-registration-deadline/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2020 07:30:25 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=553683 According to recent reports, the BS4 vehicle registration deadline is expected to be extended for the automobile dealerships in the Indian markets. Since the nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus has been extended by the officials till May 3, 2020, the previously provided April 30 deadline by the Supreme Court to register the BS4 vehicles […]

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According to recent reports, the BS4 vehicle registration deadline is expected to be extended for the automobile dealerships in the Indian markets. Since the nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus has been extended by the officials till May 3, 2020, the previously provided April 30 deadline by the Supreme Court to register the BS4 vehicles is expected to be extended further.

On April 14, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation, increased the nationwide lockdown till May 3, 2020. The petition filed by Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) and other authorities to the Supreme Court for the extension of BS4 deadline was ruled in the favour of manufactures which allowed them to register their unregistered BS4 inventory till April 30, 2020.

Since now the lockdown has been extended till May 3 which is the date the manufacturers are expected to open their gates, the BS4 vehicle registration deadline extension is the need of the hour. As per the reports, there are 1,05,000 BS4 two-wheelers, 2,250 BS4 passenger vehicles and 2,000 BS4 commercial vehicles that have been sold by the dealerships before the lockdown but are still required to be registered.

As far as the sales of the BS4 vehicles are concerned, the Supreme Court has permitted the manufacturers to sell 10% of their remaining BS4 inventory within just 10 days post the lockdown and the decision will remain the same.

So if the nationwide lockdown will lift on May 3, 2020, the dealerships or manufacturers would be allowed to sell their BS4 products from May 4 to May 13 and not after that. The dealerships currently have crores of unsold BS4 stock with the nationwide lockdown and decreased footfall being the major reasons for the same.

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Tata Motors Launches Click to Drive
Tata Motors Launches ‘Click to Drive’ Online Car Buying Platform

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India’s 1st Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Facility Opens in Delhi https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/dr-dang-lab-covid-19-testing-facility/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/dr-dang-lab-covid-19-testing-facility/#respond Fri, 10 Apr 2020 05:01:54 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=553237 India’s 1st Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Facility Opens in Delhi: Amid Coronavirus pandemic, a private laboratory in Delhi has become the first facility in the country to offer sample collection for suspected coronavirus patients without any need for them to get out of their vehicles. By implementing this method, the person willing to give a sample […]

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India’s 1st Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Facility Opens in Delhi: Amid Coronavirus pandemic, a private laboratory in Delhi has become the first facility in the country to offer sample collection for suspected coronavirus patients without any need for them to get out of their vehicles. By implementing this method, the person willing to give a sample will undergo minimum exposure to others and he/she will be able to provide the samples while following social distancing.

India's 1st Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Facility
India’s 1st Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Facility Opens in Delhi

Dr Dangs Lab is the name of the facility in the West Punjabi Bagh area and it has been recently authorized by the government to conduct tests on the pandemic and they have successfully initiated the drive-through sample collection facility. The lab has set up some rules so that social distancing can be followed duly. The bookings for the test need to be made online here and the person has to submit a Government ID along with a Doctor’s prescription to get an appointment. A confirmation call from the lab will ensure that the request has been approved.

Video – India’s 1st Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Facility

Images and Video Source: Hindustan Times

The person has to stay in the car during the test and the entire process will take around 15 minutes. It is also clearly mentioned that only private vehicles are allowed and patients cannot come in cabs, scooters or on foot. The patient has to be seated on the driver’s side of the car. To begin with, 30-40 slots are available each day and this number can be increased if it is required.

The drive-through facility for collecting samples has worked well in many countries across the world as it guarantees minimum exposure to the surroundings. Dr Dangs Laboratory is following strict safety protocols for a safe as well as hygienic drive-through sample collection. After every test, the technicians change their protective equipment and the entire test area is sanitized. The test costs INR 4500 and the results of the same are sent to the patient via e-mail within 36 hours of sample collection.

COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles
COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles Deployed by Delhi Police

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COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles Deployed by Delhi Police https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/covid-19-patrol-motorcycles/ https://news.maxabout.com/offbeat/covid-19-patrol-motorcycles/#respond Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:55:28 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=553136 In order to curb the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the government of India has announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown that will ensure social distancing at all costs. To ensure stricter implementation of the rules, the Delhi Government has deployed a squad of 40 special COVID-19 patrol motorcycles that will work towards creating awareness of the […]

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In order to curb the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the government of India has announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown that will ensure social distancing at all costs. To ensure stricter implementation of the rules, the Delhi Government has deployed a squad of 40 special COVID-19 patrol motorcycles that will work towards creating awareness of the pandemic in the national capital.

COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles
COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles Deployed by Delhi Police

The initiative has been taken by South Delhi Police for letting the citizens aware of the lockdown and to decrease the footfall in the capital. The 40-motorcycle squad that has been deployed includes the likes of Honda CB Shine, TVS Apache RTR 160, and the Bajaj Pulsar 150. All the motorcycles have been adorned in the bright yellow shade to set them apart from the stock model and features #Covid_Patrol stickers on the fuel tank.

COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles
COVID-19 Patrol Motorcycles

Deploying these 40 motorcycles in the national capital, the Twitter handle of the DCP South Delhi tweeted – “#COVIDPatrol Bikes by Team South will ensure that #21daysLockdown is enforced through awareness and prosecution and that strict action is taken against those who violate the rules as #DelhiPoliceFightsCOVID.”

The motorcycles have been specifically offered to the patrol officers to keep a regular check of the lockdown rules and regulation in the area and to ensure if the citizens are remaining in their houses and taking care of the sanitation. The patrol officers will further use the motorcycles to keep a special check on the borders of the capital as well as a lookout for the lockdown violators and suspicious vehicles.

The 40-motorcycle squad will further ensure if the people are maintaining the required distance at the grocery stores, milk booths, produce outlets and more. The patrol officers will keep a check on the footfall in the state while ensuring proper safety of the stranded citizens in the nearby shelter homes.

Commenting on the deployment of 40 motorcycles, ACP Atul Kumar Thakur, South District Police, New Delhi further stated – “In order to adopt strict social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and implementation of the order of lockdown in the whole of territorial jurisdiction of NCT of Delhi up to 14 April 2020, various initiatives have been taken to break the chain of the spread of this disease.”

Photos Source: DCP South Delhi

BS6 2020 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has Twin ABS
Confirmed: BS6 2020 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has Twin ABS

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