New Delhi-based ECOS India Mobility & Hospitality Pvt Ltd (ECO) has introduced a “Bullet Proof Car” in the Indian car rental industry.
The bulletproof car initially will be available in Delhi at Rs 12,000 per day for 80 kilometers. However, it can be made available in other parts of the country at an additional cost, said the company in a statement.
Speaking on the occasion Rajesh Loomba, Managing Director of ECOS India said, “There are plenty of reasons why travel in bulletproof automobiles is the only way to go for so many dignitaries, celebrities, senior executives, professional athletes, and other high-profile individuals. Perhaps the most important reason is the simple peace of mind that comes from having security truly second to none, at the same time this level of security is not conspicuous as the car looks like any other car”.
Loomba said the company is contemplating to add more such cars in its existing fleet of over 1000 in the near future. “With the launch of the 1st bulletproof car in the country, we are for sure going to change the face of the car rental industry. More so, due to the ever increase in the movement of VIPs,” he added.
The first bulletproof car launched by ECOS is a TOYOTA FORTUNER 4×4 SUV with five side armoring of the passenger compartment (roof, floor & verticals), ballistic steel interior frame providing overlap and backup protection for the large-surface principal impact areas such as the door and windows, heavy-duty coil springs and heavy duty shock absorbers to name few feature of the vehicle.