Hero MotoCorp has presented a total of 50 scooters to women officers of the Gurugram police under a women safety project called ‘Sakhi’.

A similar gesture was carried out on the International Women’s Day when Hero gave 24 scooters to the Uttarrakhand Police for its first all-woman quick response system called ‘Cheetah’.

All scooters are equipped with sirens, police lights and PA systems, and will be used by women officers to patrol in cities. After the handover of the scooters a ‘Citizen Safety Bike Rally’ was flagged off. A total of 100 riders participated in the rally, including the 50 women officers.

The keys to the scooters were handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Gurugram by head of CSR at Hero MotoCorp Vijay Sethi. “Two key areas of focus for Hero have been promoting road safety and women empowerment,” Sethi said.

“We have a variety of programmes running at national and regional levels and some of them are in association with the local police. We already have a strong partnership with the Haryana police through various initiatives and I’m confident that this new initiative will allow our joint efforts to bring about effective changes,” he added.

Hero also plans to set up ‘Traffic Parks’ at Gurugram, Delhi, Rourkela, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Nagpur, in order to help promote road safety. These parks would have traffic simulators and conduct road safety programmes for schools or colleges.

In association with Haryana Police, HMCL runs a Student Police Cadets (SPC) programme, in which students from 50 schools in Gurugram are enrolled in multiple activities to inculcate respect for law and community skills.