Stung by terror during the November 26 terror strikes, the city police received a shot in the arm in the form of 207 new vehicles, including three armoured vehicles, which were inducted into the police force on Monday.
The city police received three armoured Rakshak vehicles, 150 motorcycles, 20 jeeps, nine vans, 21 towing trucks and four buses, Police Commissioner D Sivanandhan said.
"There are three armoured vehicles being inducted today and two more will be obtained so that all the five regional controls in the city has an armoured vehicle," he said.
The city police would also be getting 12 buses totally in order to ferry large groups of police personnel more effectively, Sivanandhan said.
The total cost of the vehicles was approximately Rs 4 crore of which the three armoured vehicles, of Mahindra Rakshak make, had cost close to Rs 3 crore, he said.
The police force was also training 100 personnel, in collaboration with other security forces in each regional zone of the city, and equipping them with latest weaponry so that attacks from foreign shores could be tackled effectively, the Commissioner said.
"These squads will be equipped and trained so that if there is an attack like November 26 in the future we can tackle it in an hour and send back the terrorists in body bags," Sivanandhan said.