Ashok Leyland, India’s largest bus manufacturer, today confirmed that it has bagged orders from THE Institute of Road Transport, Chennai (IRT), Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport (UPSRTC) and Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) for 2,580 buses.
These orders are among the largest from State Transport Undertakings (STUs) for a single OEM. All these buses can be delivered before March 2019.
Speaking about these orders, Vinod K Dasari, managing director, Ashok Leyland, said, “We are very happy to receive the confirmation of these orders from State Transport Undertakings. Our ability to bring value, combined with our superior technology and innovation will help us maintain our leadership position in buses in India.”
Speaking on the order, Sanjay Saraswat, senior vice-president, Global Buses, Ashok Leyland, said: “Our buses are durable, robust and employ the latest in technology. The cost of ownership and the product experience which we can deliver is the best in the industry. Our in-depth understanding of what works for our markets and customers is what differentiates us and has helped us win these orders.”
At present, Ashok Leyland is the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world and India’s largest bus manufacturer. The company says these orders would further consolidate its leadership position.