Polaris India Pvt. Ltd has volunteered four Off-Road Vehicles to the National Disaster Response Force, to assist in relief efforts in Jammu & Kashmir. Besides these vehicles, Polaris will also be sending its ambulance, with capability to manoeuvre on treacherous terrain. The Ambulance is based on Ranger 6X6 and modified by Bafna Healthcare Pvt. Ltd engaged in manufacturing & trading a wide range of ambulance vehicles and mobile clinic.
The vehicles volunteered by Polaris India for flood relief are RANGER 6×6 800, RANGER CREW 800, RZR XP 4 900 and Sportsman MV 700.The vehicles were handed over to ‘Sh. O.P. Singh IPS’, Director General National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at New Delhi.
Polaris vehicles are designed to tread tough terrain where everyday vehicles cannot run. These vehicles are widely used by defence, Para military forces & police, tourism and forest departments. Models like RANGER 6×6 800, RANGER CREW 800, RZR XP 4 900, Sportsman MV 700 are built to make damage control & Rescue operations easier with their off-road capability, all-wheel drive and huge tank capacity. These vehicles are designed with recommended water fording capability at floorboard level.
“Floods in J&K have ruined lives and livelihood and we at Polaris are saddened by the magnitude of this distressing tragedy. With the entire system of roads in and around the states damaged and non-existent now, apart from debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, Polaris India can extend a hand of support to help accelerate the relief operations. These specialised Off-Road Vehicles will help in making this area accessible, due to its off roading capability,” said Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.
“Adding to the gesture of commitment to stand by the nation in this social cause, we also offer to help train the rescue and relief teams about the usage of these vehicles and educate them about their capabilities .We are deputing a technician cum trainer with these vehicles” added Mr. Dubey.