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Volvo CNG bus trials begin in Navi Mumbai

Halley Prabhakar  | Updated: May 09, 2013, 04:16 PM IST

Volvo Buses have started trials of their Volvo 8400 low floor CNG city bus in Navi Mumbai. Currently Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) operates 26 Volvo 8400 city buses which go from Navi Mumbai to different parts of Mumbai. These CNG buses will have an average running of 300 kilometres each day. New Delhi holds the distinction of being the first place to have Volvo CNG buses on trial.

These CNG buses are built by a highly experienced team of experts from Sweden and India at Volvo's state of the art manufacturing facility in Hoskote, Bangalore. To get maximum fuel efficiency, Volvo has fine tuned the gear system which operates at the most efficient speed ranges in terms of fuel consumption. Volvo claims that these CNG buses have the best power-to-weight ratio in their class. Mr. Hanumant Dalvi, chairman, NMMT,said, "We are building a fruitful relationship with Volvo and people of Navi Mumbai have truly benefitted from the Volvo experience. The operations of these buses have set a benchmark in this region. The Kharghar-Borivali route via Thane has witnessed a strong demand for more buses to be operated here. The trials with the Volvo CNG City Bus offers us another unique choice from Volvo and the Volvo buses have helped deliver across all aspects â€" from passenger preference to good operating economy for the corporation."

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