Ashok Leyland bags order for 1225 Buses from Karnataka State Transport Undertakings

The fully built Viking buses are to be delivered by April 2024.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 18 Jan 2024 Views icon7350 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
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Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship of the Hinduja Group and the country’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, today announced that it has bagged orders from the Karnataka State Transport Undertakings for 1225 buses.

The fully built Viking buses are to be delivered by April 2024. 

Ashok Leyland has been the most preferred brand by Karnataka State Transport Undertakings (STUs), boasting a fleet of over 11,680 operational buses, claims teh company in a press release.

These buses shall adhere to AIS153 standards, and the design places a strong emphasis on ensuring superior passenger comfort and top-notch safety for both passengers and the driver.

It comes with advanced features, including a powerful H-series 6-cylinder 147 kW (197 hp) engine, and OBD-II certification. 

Shenu Agarwal, Managing Director and CEO, Ashok Leyland, said, "We are delighted to continue our longstanding association with Karnataka State Transport Undertakings. Local mobility plays a crucial role in overall national and economic growth. We are committed to providing the best suitable transport solutions with our expertise in developing technologically advanced, innovative, and efficient products." 

Sanjeev Kumar, President- M&HCV, Ashok Leyland, said, "Specifically tailored to meet the unique requirements of Karnataka State Transport Undertakings, our buses stand as a testament to the reliability, durability, and robustness of our engineering. This repeat order is a clear indication of the trust our customers place in Ashok Leyland." 

Ashok Leyland is the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world and India’s largest bus manufacturer. 

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