On World Environment Day 2017, the country’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz donated a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning truck to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). The donation was made as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Mercedes-Benz India.
With road dust emerging as one of the key contributors of air pollution in Delhi, the deployment of the Mercedes-Benz donated Road Sweeper truck will assist in making Delhi’s roads and air cleaner than before.
The BharatBenz-based Road Sweeper truck will be effective in reducing dust levels in Delhi by vacuum cleaning the roads. Based on a BharatBenz 1214R medium-duty platform, the sweeper truck is manufactured by Roots, India’s largest indigenous manufacturer of cleaning machines and cleaning equipment.
It combines maneuverability, efficiency and reliability while offering superior sweeping quality for road and industrial cleaning. It is the cleanest product in its category in terms of vehicular emissions thanks to BharatBenz BS-IV solution based on proven SCR technology.
Speaking on this initiative, Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “At Mercedes-Benz, it is our constant endeavour to contribute back to the society, in our own way, under the ‘Mercedes for India’ initiative. Be it contributing to educational cause, rural development, skill enhancement or contributing towards a greener planet, we at Mercedes-Benz sincerely believe in acting for the betterment of the society and the country at large.”
The Sweeper Truck was presented by Suhas Kadlaskar, Vice President- Human Resource and Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India to Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development, Government of India, in the presence of Shri Naresh Kumar, Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and other eminent dignitaries.