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President Droupadi Murmu’s Official Car, Safety It Offers

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President Droupadi Murmu’s Official Car, Safety It Offers
28 Jul 2022
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Droupadi Murmu, the first tribal leader to be elected as the President of India, takes the luxury Mercedes-Benz Pullman Guard limousine in her official presidential vehicle. The Pullman Guard limousine, priced at 9 million in value, is considered to be among the most secure vehicles in India. Recently, she was seen taking a trip to the Presidential House ( Rashtrapati Bhawan) to the Parliament in the presidential limousine.

The 15th Indian President, Droupadi Murmu's VVIP transportation system is the Mercedes-Benz Pullman Guard which is equipped with an ERV (Explosive resistant vehicles) with VR9 level protection for the occupants. This means that this armored luxurious saloon is capable of enduring up to 15kg of TNT at the distance of two meters. The bullets fired by an AK-47 won't be able to penetrate the glass or body of the car. It also can stand up to 7.62x51mm rounds from rifles.

Other security features include run-flat tyres which will function and permit a swift escape in the event of puncture or damage. It also comes with self-sealing tank for fuel (Which stops it from spilling fuel or igniting after damage) as well as a fire extinguishing system.

Ram Nath Kovind was 14th and incoming President of India and the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard was in use throughout his term. Kovind had been operating his Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman Guard, based on the model W221 that was inducted into the presidential service when Late Pranab Mukherjee served as President of India.

Pratibha Patil who was the first female President of India has been upgraded to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S140 and upgraded to the W221 S Class S600 Pullman limousine. With her, India was able to see the next version of the S600 used by the President of the state.

A few of the best beautiful presidents from India included the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who was the 11th President from 2002 until 2007. The "People's President" was carried by a Mercedes Benz S-Class W140, as were many past as well as future Presidents. He had an keen interest in cars as well as technology. He constantly focused on the significance of hybrid vehicles as a method of reducing the dependency of India on fossil fuels.

The car looks very similar to the luxurious Mercedes S Class; in numerous and upgraded versions It has been the vehicle for the Indian VIPs for quite a while and is still in use.

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