Pune based auto major Force Motors announced that it has delivered 200 Trax Toofan vehicles to the Revenue and Forest department of Maharashtra. These vehicles will be used by the concerned departments to speed up the vaccination process by ferrying villagers from remote locations in Nagpur and Amravati to the nearest primary healthcare centres. The Trax Toofan of Force Motors was preferred over other makes as it was the Multi Utility Vehicle that offered a maximum seating capacity of 11 persons excluding the driver.
The 200 strong fleets of Trax Toofan was flagged off virtually byÂ Shri. Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister andÂ Shri. Rajesh Tope, Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra in the presence ofÂ Shri. Balasaheb Thorat, Minister for revenue of Maharashtra state andÂ Shri. Nitin Raut, Minister for Energy and Guardian Minister of Nagpur, Shri.Â Sunil Kedar, MinisterÂ for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports and Youth Welfare and Smt. Yashomati Thakur, Guardian Minister of AmravatiÂ at a grand ceremony held at Nagpur today.Â
Speaking on the occasion, Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd.Â said,Â â€œThe virus is now spreading to the hinterland and lack of transportation facilities in rural areas pose a big risk to the unvaccinated population. The State Government initiative to speed up vaccination by ferrying those residing in remote parts to the health centres is a commendable step. We are delighted that our TRAX Toofan vehicles will be involved in this life-saving mission. The all-new Trax Toofan is a ground-up new modular utility vehicle platform with an all-new body, full new interiors, a new Mercedes derived power train, a new high strength C-in-C chassis, a new parabolic leaf spring suspension offering best in class space as well as riding comfort. Ashutosh Khosla, President, Sales and Marketing said, â€œThe Trax Toofan would ensure that the long-distance journeys on the rough rural roads will be most comfortable and fatigue-freeâ€.Â Â