Volvo City Bus Trial Begins in Colombo

Volvo Buses today announced the start of road trials for its City Bus in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hon. Minister of Transport, Mr. Kumara Welgama declared commencement of the trials at a ceremony here. Mr. Dhammika Perera, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and the Chairman of the CTB were also present at the occasion. The dignitaries were given a short experiential ride at Galle Face.

The road trials will begin from July 18, 2011 and will be conducted over one month on select bus routes in Colombo. The proposed bus routes include Moratuwa – Pettah, Kesbewa – Pettah, Negombo – Pettah, Nittambuwa – Pettah, Kaduwela – Fort (via Malambe) and Kottawa – Pettah. The objective of conducting the trials is to attract passengers using individual vehicles to adopt public transportation. This would help in reducing traffic and travel time, besides imparting greater comfort for commuters.

Volvo Buses is a global leader, which is committed to offer the best products designed for public transport across all geographies. Over the years, Volvo has led the way in city based bus transport products, technological innovations and providing solutions for improving systems such as BRT. The company has played a key role in making public transport an attractive option for commuters in rapidly expanding urban locations. Volvo Buses has also taken the lead in deploying eco-friendly products not only introducing the latest technologies but also through implementing sustainable transport concepts, both, in developed and emerging markets

Like all products from the Volvo stable, the Volvo 8400 city bus adheres to the highest quality, safety and technology standards. The high-performance engine has been designed to meet the rigours of city driving conditions. The city bus has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class and a perfectly matched driveline enhances the driving performance. This product typifies the strengths of Volvo in terms of safety, reliability, better performance, optimal operating costs, passenger & driver comfort

13th July 2011

For further information, please contact Satyanarayan Doraiswami, Sr. Manager – Brand Management and Media Relations, +91 99016 53252, satyanarayan.doraiswami@volvo.vom