State to gift Rs 3.5 cr bullet-proof Mercedes-Benz E-class to Kovind
- The new car will stay in Bengaluru and will be used when the President visits the capital
- The safest car with automatic systems installed will be maintained by the Intelligence Department
- It is designated for the use of only President, Vice-President, not even the Chief Minister can use it
The State government has decided to gift a new bullet proof Mercedes Benz e-class new car to the new elected president. However, the car will stay in Bengaluru and will be used when the President visits the capital. The State government Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) has already held talks with the State Intelligence Department in this regard, as it is the Intelligence Department that will maintain the car. The Intelligence Department and the DPAR will jointly prepare the proposal and after getting the approval of the Finance Department, the order will be placed and the car will be delivered, reports Kannada Prabha.
This is the safest car ever made with automatic systems installed. It is completely bulletproof and also accident-proof. It has 360 degree safety camera. More than seven airbags and intelligence driving systems are installed. This car will be designated for the use of only President and Vice-President. Not even the chief minister can use it.
The State government already has such a car in its possession. It has travelled over 10,0000 km and is the only car used for President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Heads of foreign countries during their visit to Bengaluru. In cases of emergencies, the State borrows similar car from neighbouring states. Hence, it was decided to purchase one more car, say officials.