Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, delivered its latest state of the art BS VI diesel 75 buses to the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). The flag off was done by the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Basavaraj Bommai, at Vidhan Soudha. The company has bagged the order for 565 buses from the BMTC and 75 buses are part of the same.
These buses are equipped with the latest BS VI emission standards and fitted with advanced features such as rear air suspension, Dual Engine power mode (Power and Eco.), Air assisted hydraulic clutch, Integrated pedal unit, Cable shift gear change and Tilt Steering. Furthermore, These buses are in compliance with the AIS 052 (Bus Code), AIS 140 (VLT) and AIS 153 with Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS) standards, making them to be truly considered as state-of-the-art buses for public transportation in India.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Saraswat, Head – M&HCV, Ashok Leyland, said,“The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has been one of our significant State Transport Undertaking (STU) partner and this order volume is a testament of it. As a market, Southern India has always been one of the key markets for Ashok Leyland and with this trust, we hope to be able to continue to serve all corporations across India including the BMTC in line with our brand promise Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet.”
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Head – M&HCV, Sales & Network, Ashok Leyland, said, “It is indeed a remarkable achievement for all our teams to be able to provide the best in class buses to the BMTC. These ergonomically designed buses fitted with BS-VI engines are expected to help the corporation improve the total cost of ownership and will surpass the expectations of the everyday commuters in India.”
Commenting on the partnership with Ashok Leyland, Sri.V. ANBUKUMAR , IAS., Managing Director, BMTC, said, “Bangalore is growing rapidly and it needs innovative solutions for public transportation such as Ashok Leyland’s new state of the art BS VI buses. Public transportation is the central nervous system of any city/state. By adding these 565 buses of Ashok Leyland in our existing fleet, we hope to significantly improve the commuting experience for all the citizens”
After the 75 buses, Ashok Leyland intends to fulfill the order delivery in the next two months.