R. Ramalinga Reddy, Honourable Minister for Transport, Government of Karnataka accepted keys to the bus.
Commenting on the rollout of the bus, Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group said; “Volvo Buses has been at the forefront of introducing new technologies and concepts in urban transport in India. Our privileged partnership with the BMTC has been integral to this journey. Having delivered the first city bus in 2006, we are proud to note that the BMTC now has over 700 Volvo Buses in its fleet. This order for the next generation of city buses is the start of the next phase of our shared drive to promote sustainable mobility.”
Dr. Ekroop Caur, Managing Director, BMTC stated, “Bengaluru’s urban mobility needs are growing rapidly. We are augmenting our fleet of premium buses to provide commuters a desirable alternative to personal vehicles that are leading causes of congestion and pollution.”
Featuring a new 8-litre engine manufactured by the Volvo Group JV in Pithampur, the bus is compliant with UBS-II norms apart from BSIV emission norms.
Volvo Buses has been in India since 2001 and has built leading experience when it comes to high-performing bus applications. Over 6,000 Volvo buses operate on Indian roads, providing the best travel experience in terms of safety, luxury and comfort to people. Volvo coaches today connect major cities across India, besides in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Nearly 1,500 Volvo city buses currently operate in 34 cities in the country.