Bengaluru: Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, on Monday delivered 150 state-of-the-art BS-VI compliant diesel buses to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). The flag off was done by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, at Vidhan Soudha.
The company has bagged the order for 565 buses from the BMTC and 150 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 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 AIS 052 (Bus Code), AIS 140 (Vehicle location tracking) and AIS 153 standards with Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS), making them to be truly considered as state-of-the-art buses for public transportation in India.
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Commenting on the partnership with Ashok Leyland, Shri. V. Anbukumar, IAS., Managing Director, BMTC, said, “Bengaluru is growing rapidly and it needs innovative solutions for public transportation such as Ashok Leyland’s new 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 150 buses, Ashok Leyland intends to fulfill the order delivery in the next two months.