Volvo Buses delivers 55 coaches to KSRTC, expands fleet to 600 buses

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 07 Jan 2020

Volvo Buses has delivered a new batch of 55 coaches to the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). With the fulfilment of this order, Volvo has deployed around 600 buses with the KSRTC.

“The delivery of these best-in-class coaches is another great milestone in our relationship with the KSRTC. KSRTC and Volvo have worked together to provide sustainable high-quality public transport solutions that addresses emerging aspirations of passengers. These latest lot of buses meet with newly introduced safety regulations and thus offer exceptional safety and comfort over other products in the market,” said Suresh Chettiar, Business Head, Volvo Buses South Asia.

Shivayogi C Kalasad, IAS, Managing Director, KSRTC, said: ”A growing class of passengers in Karnataka demand public transport solutions that are in sync with their evolved mobility needs. Hence, we proactively update our fleet with state-of-the-art buses.”

According to Volvo Buses, the BS IV buses feature engines that combine reliable power with fuel economy, complemented by the Volvo I-Shift gearbox. Other highlights are active and passive safety features along with compliance with norms like multiplexing, fire detection and suppression system, braking, acceleration, lighting, vehicle location and tracking and panic buttons.

As a mandatory practice, drivers are trained with the sale of every Volvo bus. Thus far more than 37,000 drivers have benefitted from this programme. To ensure optimal uptime, Volvo Buses has in place 70 major touch-points for onsite support options.