Monday, November 27, 2006

New Volvo Buses@ Bangalore

Now Volvo has finally entered the city bus market of Bangalore via BMTC. By Indian standards, Volvos are supposed to be more expensive than the locally manufactured buses from Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland. However they say, that the long term maintenance and running costs are supposed to be much lower, and this seems already been proven in the intercity bus market in India.
The buses are the Volvo B7RLE chassis and assembled at Volvo’s factory in Bangalore. The buses have 7000 cc diesel engines that meet Euro 3 emission regulations. The body is built on the same design as the Volvo 8700, which is currently used in Europe. Refer...
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pandit Mon Nov 27, 09:49:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Looks real good. Must be comfortable ride too. Why still we have manual ticket system? Bangalore is IT capital..and we still don't have automation in ticketing system!!. What a irony. If you take Singapore for example they have something called eaziLink card that can be used in MRT/Buses.

Unknown Mon Nov 27, 10:05:00 AM GMT+5:30  

good suggestion, i guess they do have plans for electronic cards for the regular passengers, but for others ( who don't have electronic payement means) they also promote cash tickets sales...

Anonymous Mon Nov 27, 10:35:00 AM GMT+5:30  

They look very similar to the ones in Paris. The ones in Sydney are more older style than that.