NMMT and APSRTC expand their Volvo City Bus fleets with new deliveries

Volvo continued with deliveries of its New Volvo 8400 city buses (UBS II) in July – handing over the first set of vehicles to the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT). Both these institutions have reposed their faith in Volvo by placing repeat orders for the Volvo 8400 city bus.

Volvo Buses has delivered 18 units of the city bus to APSRTC and 30 units to NMMT as part the fleet augmentation process in these cities. This is the initial lot of deliveries of the overall orders placed. These follow the successful handover of Volvo 8400 city buses to Puducherry and Solapur in June – cities that procured Volvo buses for the first time.

Volvo is among the first to be ready and commence delivering city buses under the recent Urban Bus Specification (UBS) scheme to STUs. Volvo is driving quality of life in Indian cities, by modernising public transport and making it the preferred choice of city mobility.

Volvo city buses are today operating in 15 cities across India with the objective to make public transport the preferred choice of mobility and attract citizens away from their personal vehicles.

The new Volvo 8400 city bus, built to meet the current Urban Bus Specifications comes with a host of new features, and enhances standards in safety, and passenger convenience & comfort. This includes features such as rear under-run protection; lateral protection; wider wheel chair ramps; walking stick/crutch holders for passengers with special needs; new high-comfort seats with headrest & greater reclining; automatic fire detection & suppression system in the engine area and finally on-board telematics for better passenger information systems.

Volvo city buses have been successful in attracting passengers away from their personal vehicles. The first Volvo city bus was introduced in Bangalore in 2006 and today there are 1,200 Volvo city buses across 15 cities in India.

6th August, 2014

For further information, please contact...

Satyanarayan Doraiswami,

+91 99016 53252,
satyanarayan [dot] doraiswami [at] volvo [dot] com 

Meetali Saxena,

+91 96202 21540,
meetali [dot] saxena [at] bm [dot] com 

About Volvo Buses in India
Volvo Buses has been in India since 2001 and has built a leading experience when it comes to high-performing bus applications. Volvo Buses has been driving the change in the industry introducing various firsts in India – including the true bus chassis concept, the low floor city bus concept, the multi-axle coaches, among a host of other technologies & concepts. This coupled with its state-of-the-art factory and overall profile of being a complete transport solutions provider, Volvo Buses is closely entwined with the progress in the Bus Industry. Volvo coaches today connect major cities across India, besides in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Volvo city buses operate in 13 cities in the country and have played a key role in Driving Quality of Life for millions of people. Volvo Buses in India has the widest range of high-performing buses. Globally, Volvo Bus is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of large buses and coaches. It is the first company in the world to commercially introduce hybrid buses and has sold over 1,000 buses with this technology in 21 countries, backed by its core values of safety, quality and care for the environment.