The world leader in off-road and All-Terrain Vehicle Polaris Industries's fully owned subsidiary Polaris India Pvt. Ltd has donated five off-road vehicles to Uttarkhand Government to assist in relief efforts after the state was hit by floods recently.Polaris Industries Inc., US has also supported this cause.
Polaris has donated one Sportsman Big Boss 6X6 800, one Sportsman 550 Hunter EPS, one RZR S 800 EFI and two Ranger 900 Diesel. The vehicles were handed over to Hon'ble Chief Minister, Shri Vijay Bahuguna at C.M.'s Residence, Dehradun. Adding to the gesture of commitment to stand by the government in this social cause, Polaris has also offered to maintain these vehicles for a period of two years with full service and repair at no cost to the government.
"We are moved by the magnitude of the recent tragedy in Uttarakhand. With the entire network of roads in and around the states destroyed and non-existent now, apart from debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, we feel that Polaris India can extend a hand of support to help expedite the relief operations. These specialised Off Road Vehicles will help in making these areas accessible," said Mr Pankaj Dubey, MD, Polaris India.
Polaris vehicles are specially designed to manoeuvre around rough terrain where best of vehicles fail to run. The vehicles are widely used by defence, Para military forces & police, and disaster management, tourism and forest departments.
"Polaris has long supported charitable efforts, and we hope the donation of these vehicles will assist the relief efforts as they provide the affected communities with the relief they desperately need. We also offer to help train the rescue and relief teams about the usage of these vehicles and educate them about their capabilities," added Mr Dubey.