Thane latest to induct Volvo 8400 city bus4/11/14
The city of Thane in Maharashtra recently inducted the first lot of 10 New Volvo 8400 city buses. It is for the first time that Thane ordered city buses from Volvo. With this the Volvo city bus presence has expanded to 16 cities across India.
Volvo Buses has also received first time orders from Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Transport, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport and Assam State Transport Corporation for its city bus. Besides these, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has placed repeat order to procure Volvo city buses.
Volvo is among the first to commence deliveries of city buses under the Urban Bus Specification (UBS) II scheme. So far, the company has delivered close to 1300 buses to various cities in the country.
Volvo is driving quality of life in Indian cities, by modernising public transport and making it the preferred choice of city mobility. The objective is to make public transport more attractive 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.
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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.