Scania delivers 51st bus to Chirag Travel Co.
Scania India has delivered its 51st bus to Chirag Travel. The leading commercial vehicle manufacturer has strengthened its association with top bus operator Chirag Travel Company by doing so. The bus, a multi-axle Metrolink bus, will operate in the western region of the country. Said Mikael Benje, Managing Director, Scania India, on the occasion: “Scania’s low total cost of ownership with improved profitability has been seen by Chirag Travel. Their repeat purchase is testimony to their confidence in our vehicles.” Made at Scania’s Bangalore plant, which has the capacity to build 2500 trucks and 1000 buses, the Metrolink high-deck inter-city, rearengine buses with semi-integral body type, are finding increasing acceptance with private and public bus operators in the country. These buses feature progressive safety elements such as speed limiters as required by the regulations, fire detection system as standard, six emergency doors with twelve hammers, etc. Suspension is pneumatic, and results in a comfortable ride over long distances. The buses are equipped with luxury push-back seats. Value added features a Scania bus offers include real-time online Fleet Management Service (FMS) that facilitates driver coaching. Scania has more than 1,500 trucks and over 250 buses registered in the Indian market.