Bulletproof car fabrication industry in top gear following Maoist attacks

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Jaipur, May 8 (ANI): Fabricators of bulletproof cars are doing roaring business in Jaipur following a surge in Maoist attacks.

Trade circles said the indigenous fabricators, mostly in the unorganised sector, have acquired the expertise to erect frames that can withstand a landmine blast.

The demand for such cars has increased from the Maoist-affected states in recent years.

"We supplied 50 to 55 cars to Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Otherwise, cars for VIPs have a good sale. We have sent bullet-proof cars to Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh," said Ranjit Singh, owner of a fabricating company.

Singh said that the company is fabricating a Mitsubishi Montero car for Punjab.

The cost of overhauling a bulletproof vehicle varies with the requirements of the client, ranging from Rs 4 million to 10 millions.

"We change the whole interior of a car and it takes about one-and-a-half to two months to fabricate one car. Here, we are a team of six to seven people. We change the wheels, brakes and any other parts to make it bulletproof," said Suneet Kumar, a fabricator of Jaipur. (ANI)

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