Coronavirus impact: Modified Royal Enfield bikes disinfect roads in Tamil Nadu
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services department (TNFRS) has been given 25 Royal Enfield motorcycles by the state government to disinfect tricky areas like narrow lanes and streets of the state.
A 9-litre tank has been integrated on the bikes that stores a combination of water and compressed air foam solution. The bikes also get police strobe lights and sirens so that the fleet carries its functions without any hindrance of the public. The bikes also receive a communication system so that the members of the fleet are in complete sync with each other.
The bikes are capable of disinfecting local areas on the move, this includes over 45,000 locations in the state like markets, hospitals and other places that are prone to the gathering of large groups of people. These bikes will also be used for fire-fighting operations in the future.
Tamil Nadu has spent around Rs 1.36 crore to battle the Coronavirus pandemic and the state is the second worst hit of COVID-19 pandemic after Maharashtra. It has a total of 28,694 confirmed cases, 12,697 active cases and it has recorded 235 deaths because of the virus.
Royal Enfield has launched the REGearUp campaign that focuses on rider safety by spreading awareness about the importance of using headgear to protect themselves from contracting the virus. The company will soon introduce the Polygiene Stay Fresh Technology, it is used in headgear that compromises the growth of bacteria.