Swedish busmaker, Scania showcased its latest range of buses at the ongoing Busworld 2015, the worldwide exhibition for buses and coaches held in Mumbai. The company also showcased its ethanol engine and ethanol powered Green Bus at the exhibition.
The new bus is Scania's high-end 13.7 metre Metrolink model. The Metrolink comes with a refined suspension and braking system that offers superior comfort and safety, says Scania. The company also said that the new Metrolink is loaded with a host of safety features such as six emergency exits, 12 hammers, and a 100 per cent fire retardant bus body. The bus also conforms to the R66 Standard that has been certified by TUV Germany.
Anders Grundstrmer, managing director and senior vice president, Scania India said, We are delighted to participate in Busworld, this is an excellent platform for showcasing our products and services. In this edition of Busworld, we are displaying our ethanol engine for the first time in India and showcasing India's first ethanol-powered Green Bus and the market leading premium intercity bus - the Metrolink 13.7m coach. Keeping in mind India's need for a sustainable transport system, we will bring more products that run on alternative fuel and help drive the Swach Bharat campaign and the concept of smart cities."
He added, The launch of our Green Bus last year created an interest among various transport ministries, general public and stakeholders. Our sustainable transport solutions will promote empowerment of local farmers, create job opportunities, contribute to the GDP and conserve environment by cutting carbon emissions and using waste for extracting bio-fuels."
At Busworld 2015, Scania also delivered the Metrolink buses to its clients. One of them was Kaushik Global Logistics that will ply the buses for UPSRTC. This opens doors to the north Indian market for Scania.
Scania's biggest competition in India comes from its Swedish counterpart, Volvo.
|Mumbai, April 28, 2015: Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd., a leading premium commercial vehicles and engines manufacturer, displayed ethanol engines for the first time in India at the prestigious Busworld 2015 Exposition, which was held in Mumbai between April 28 and 30, 2015. The company also showcased its premium range of Metrolink 13.7 m coach and ethanol-powered Green Bus. Busworld also served as the perfect venue for the delivery of Scania's 13.7 m premium Metrolink coaches to Kaushik Logistics, Hebron Transports and Transit Logistics. Kaushik Global Logistics will ply, service and manage the buses for UPSRTC, paving the way for Scania's entry into north India. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India, and Senior Vice President said: "We are delighted to participate in Busworld, this is an excellent platform for showcasing our products and services. In this edition of Busworld, we are displaying our ethanol engine for the first time in India and showcasing India's first ethanol-powered Green Bus and the market leading premium intercity bus - the Metrolink 13.7 m coach. Keeping in mind India's need for a sustainable transport system, we will bring more products that run on alternative fuel and help drive the Swach Bharat campaign and the concept of Smart Cities." "The launch of our Green Bus last year created an interest among various Transport Ministries, general public and stakeholders. Our sustainable transport solutions will promote empowerment of local farmers, create job opportunities, contribute to the GDP and conserve environment by cutting carbon emissions and using waste for extracting bio-fuels." Scania had received orders for 14 buses from Hebron Transports, eight buses from Transit Logistics and 20 from Kaushik Global Logistics (KGL). With the delivery of buses to Transit Logistics, Scania completes its entry into the state of Telangana as well. On the bus handover, Mr. Grundströmer said: "The delivery of Metrolink Coaches has helped us accomplish four things: We have a presence in north India; we have an association with UPSRTC; we have entered the state of Telangana and finally our expansion in the southern market continues. Scania Metrolink is designed to withstand Indian conditions and comes with progressive safety elements, refined suspension for comfort and has appealing luxury features. Our products help the fleet operators in achieving most competitive Total Operating Economy giving them edge over other vehicles in terms of maintenance, operating cost and overall revenue generation. With our recently inaugurated bus plant in Narsapura, we will localise our products and ensure our contribution towards the Make in India initiative." Scania Metrolink comes with refined suspension and breaking systems for safety and comfort. The Metrolink buses are packed with uncompromised safety features such as Fleet Management System (FMS), speed limit compliant to state regulations, six emergency exits with twelve hammers, emergency doors, 100% fire retardant bus body, and Blended Retarder: technology that keeps the service breaks cold for full emergency performance. Metrolink also complies with R66 Standard, best possible safety even in case of vehicle roll over and accident, tested and certified by TUV, Germany. Hebron Transports is a Chennai-based luxury bus operator company. Started in 2013, Hebron aims to redefine traveling experience in India by providing connectivity between various cities with world class hi-tech buses. Kaushik Global Logistics Ltd. is a logistics service provider, with head office in Kolkata, and branches and agencies in various cities of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Uttar Khand and Delhi. They operate in the logistics and supply chain management and passenger transport segment. Transit Logistics was found in 1998 by Pravin Gupta and is today associated with over 250 corporates dealing in various types of goods and products. The company today boasts of a big network of branches, warehouses, fleets and elaborate ground infrastructure for undertaking multiple logistics-related operations anywhere in the country. Founded in 1971, Busworld is the market leader in worldwide exhibitions for bus and coach with exhibitions in Europe, Turkey, Eastern Europe, India, Asia and Latin America. Busworld wants to serve as a global platform for officials, professionals and representatives of the bus and coach building and operating industry.|