Delhi based auto manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has announced that it presented 100 Hero scooters (the Destini 125 and the Maestro Edge 125) to women police officers posted at the Gorakhpur Police Department in Uttar Pradesh. The presentation is in sync with the brand's commitment to promote women empowerment in the country.
The Chief Minister of the State of Uttar Pradesh, Sri Yogi Adinath flagged off the rally of the 100 scooters. Equipped with GPS systems, sirens, flash lights, public announcement systems, pepper spray, and other police accessories, the scooters will help women cops who are a part of a special Sherni Dasta squad that are deployed for patrolling duties.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the brand has launched Project Sakhi in association with the police departments. The aim of the initiative is to enable women police officers by providing them two-wheelers to increase independent and squad mobility.
Hero MotoCorp is currently associated with Police Departments across the states of Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha, and Madhya Pradesh.
The brand is also associated with the Police Department at the Union Territory of Puducherry where it has presented over 2,900 two-wheelers across law enforcement, and has empowered women police officers under its Project Sakhi initiative.
In Hero MotoCorp related news, the brand recently announced an increase in the price of its Hero Destini range of scooters. Available in two variants - the LX and the VX, the scooters are now more expensive by Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,300, respectively, making them available for Rs 65,310 and Rs 68,100. Prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.
The scooters are powered by a BS6 compliant 124cc single-cylinder engine that produces 9bhp and 10.4Nm of torque. Hero MotoCorp says that the new BS6 engines are 11 percent more efficient than their BS4 counterparts. To know more, click here.
Thoughts About Hero MotoCorp Presenting The Gorakhpur Police Department With 100 Scooters
This is a fantastic CRS initiative by Hero MotoCorp. To work closely with multiple police departments with the aim of promoting women empowerment in the country is commendable. Our only concern here is the rising prices of fuel.