Four Unimog trucks for Mauritius
The small island of Mauritius is currently implementing an important big project – the construction of a 37 kilometre tram system. Also on board the project are four Mercedes-Benz Unimog vehicles which are to be used as rescue and assistance vehicles on the rails. For this purpose, the U 423 vehicles were equipped with rail technology from the Zagro company based in Bad Rappenau, southern Germany. Zagro is a "Unimog ExpertPartner" – a status which is issued to bodybuilders who fulfil especially high criteria in terms of service, quality and technology. Two of the Unimog vehicles are equipped with an elevating work platform and will be used for maintenance work on the overhead lines, while the other two Unimog models will be used as rescue and assistance vehicles in the event of accidents or technical malfunctions.
The island state of Mauritius reacted to its high traffic volume by building the tramway. The first section of track was already brought into operation in January 2020 and the second section, known as the "Mauritius Metro Express" line, is currently in construction.