Haryana government has decided to introduce the Ambucycles (two-wheeler) service in the state with the assistance of Israel for providing emergency response service to the people in minimum possible time. This service will initially be started in two cities – Gurugram and Faridabad.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave this direction when a three-member delegation led by Ambassador of Israel to India Dr Ron Malka called on him on Tuesday.

The Ambucycles are the motorcycles which make sure that people get to emergencies within the first few crucial minutes of any need or mishap.

The CM said that during his visit to Israel in May last year, he had also interacted with officials who started this Ambucycle service as a community-based service of providing emergency response service on a two-wheeler. He said that there is a huge requirement of this service in Gurugram and Faridabad keeping in view the high density of population in these cities.

Called ambucycles, these two-wheelers have an attached first-aid case designed to hold all necessary medical equipment. Unlike cars and ambulances, Ambucycles, due to their size, are not held up in traffic jams or in narrow streets. These are used by United Hatzalah’s volunteers throughout Israel to make sure people get emergency treatment within the first few minutes of any mishap.

United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, voluntary emergency medical service organisation which provides fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin.

It has more than 4,000 volunteers around the country, available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is further aided by a unique GPS technology.

It was also agreed that though the state has already constituted working groups for the early execution of projects being implemented with the assistance of Israel in the field of agriculture, horticulture and water conservation, such groups should also be constituted in the areas of cybersecurity, homeland security, aviation and industries.

Khattar also directed to appoint a senior IAS officer of the state government as a nodal officer to coordinate and maintain liaison with all countries for the implementation of various prestigious projects.

The CM said besides taking several path-breaking initiatives in the field of industry, aviation and agriculture, the state government has started several projects for water conservation. He said that micro and drip irrigation are being promoted at a large scale and efforts are being made to bring the waterlogged area back under cultivation.