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Hyundai presents 100 cars to Chennai police

Written by: Staff
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Chennai, Oct 24 (UNI) Korean auto Major Hyundai Motor India today presented 100 Hyundai Accent cars to Chennai City Police to improve its efficiency in maintaining law and order, tackling crime and traffic management.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi formally flagged off the cars by handing over the keys to Chennai City Police Commissioner Letika Saran.

The cars, fitted with hi-tech gadgets and wireless services, would be used by police officers to ease traffic in congested areas and to nab the culprits. The cars are also equipped with revolving lights, loud speakers, fire extinguishers, handcuffs and digital cameras and would keep a vigil on traffic violation at various traffic signals in the city.

Ms Letika Saran said out of the 100 cars, 25 would be given to the traffic police and 75 would be used to maintain law and order and for patrolling in busy areas in Chennai city like Anna Salai, Poonamallee, Nungambakkam, Cathedral Road and Pondy Bazaar, and to attend to all works relating to law and order, crime and traffic.

Mr Karunanidhi also launched the Students Traffic Volunteer Scheme project on the occasion.

Under the project, a batch of college students would be trained in traffic enforcement and their services would be utilised for regulating traffic. The trained students would be paid a stipend of Rs 1,500 by the Hyundai company.

Ms Letika Saran said poor children would get a remuneration for their services for three hours daily, five days a week in Chennai.

The traffic police would give training to these selected boys before they start working in association with the traffic police, she added.

In the first phase around 100 students had been selected for this purpose, she added.

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