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New police bikes come with beacons of trouble
(Mumbai Mirror, 26 August 2010)

It’s a case of noble intentions getting ruined by faulty designs. The idea behind equipping Navi Mumbai beat marshals with sleek, 150 cc motorbikes was quicker patrolling. But whoever thought of fitting the brand new 30 bikes with a funky rod and a beacon light on top has earned himself plenty of curses from constables.
The problem is, the rod is making it impossible for the pillion rider to mount the vehicles. The pillion rider has to sit with both legs on the bike’s left, as the rod is fitted just above the rear wheel. Even riders had trouble dismounting the bikes.

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Written by Raju Bist

August 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Only In India

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