Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister will soon be enjoying ride of branded cars like Toyotas and Hondas which will replace traditional ambassadors from his cavalcade. The state government has been compelled to take this decision in view of security measures.

Remarkably, Uttarakhand came into existence after its bifurcation from Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, Ambassador cars generally formed part of Chief Minister’s and other minster’s cavalcade and was also used by a few officials of the state government. Previously too efforts were made to replace old modeled Ambassadors with cars of latest models but ultimately it could not fructify. When the first interim government was formed in the state, a proposal to purchase Maruti Esteem cars for the ministers was put forth which could not materialize ultimately due to opposition by one of the ministers.

Later on an another proposal to replace traditional ambassador car fleet with Toyota or Honda cars was put forth by the then BJP government of the state which was  put in cold storage after the state’s finance ministry objected to the proposal.

(JPN/Bureau)

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