Volvo Buses to provide 100 new buses to India

By Nell Walker
Volvo Buses is improving transportation in India by delivering 100 new city buses to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Volvo Buses has...

Volvo Buses is improving transportation in India by delivering 100 new city buses to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation.

Volvo Buses has been in India for 16 years, and now 6,000 Volvo buses operate on the country’s roads, ensuring high-quality service and comfort for users, connecting many major cities. Featuring a new eight-litre engine manufactured by the Volvo Group JV in Pithampur, the buses are compliant with UBS-II norms apart from BSIV emission norms.

Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group commented on the new order: “Volvo Buses has been at the forefront of introducing new technologies and concepts in urban transport in India. Our privileged partnership with the BMTC has been integral to this journey. Having delivered the first city bus in 2006, we are proud to note that the BMTC now has over 700 Volvo Buses in its fleet. This order for the next generation of city buses is the start of the next phase of our shared drive to promote sustainable mobility.”

Dr. Ekroop Caur, Managing Director, BMTC stated, “Bengaluru’s urban mobility needs are growing rapidly. We are augmenting our fleet of premium buses to provide commuters a desirable alternative to personal vehicles that are leading causes of congestion and pollution.”

R. Ramalinga Reddy, Honourable Minister for Transport, Government of Karnataka received the keys to one of the buses in a public ceremony.

 

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