Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Minister for Home and Vigilance, will launch the hi-tech patrol vehicle, as part of security measures under the proposed Kochi City High-level Security Action Force, on Friday. The vehicle, which is mine-proof and bullet-proof and fitted with light machine gun, powerful search light and Global Positioning System, is called ‘Kavatch'.

It will be posted in Ambalamedu and Irimpanam area to monitor activities near BPCL, Kochi Refinery, IOC and HOC. Mr. Balakrishnan will hand over the key of the armed vehicle to E. Nandakumar, Executive Director of BPCL-KRL at a function to be held at Kochi Refinery premiseson Friday at 4 p.m.

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