CV AP­PLI­CA­TION BUILDER OF THE YEAR

Nom­i­nees: a) Guru Ram Dass – In­ter-city Bus b) MG Group – Sleeper Coach c) Veera Va­hana Udyog – Tar­mac Coach d) Seapol – Au­to­matic Cov­er­ing Sys­tem

Commercial Vehicle - - COVER STORY -

CV ap­pli­ca­tions can be highly di­verse and dif­fer in terms of use, and in terms of pro­duc­tiv­ity gains. An out­come of di­verse tech­no­log­i­cal in­puts, they can mean dif­fer­ent busi­ness propo­si­tions to dif­fer­ent peo­ple. Of the four nom­i­na­tions re­ceived, it was the tar­mac coach from Veera Va­hana Udyog that drew at­ten­tion. Claimed to have been cer­ti­fied by the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, the tar­mac coach mea­sures 14.5 m in length. An ul­tra low floor de­sign, it is built from ag­gre­gates that have been sourced from lead­ing sup­pli­ers. De­signed in ac­cor­dance with IATA AHM 950, the tar­mac coach is pow­ered by a 180 hp 5.8-litre engine mated to an Al­li­son 2500 Se­ries six-speed auto trans­mis­sion. The salient fea­tures of the ve­hi­cle in­clude a steer­able axle, pneu­matic dual brake cir­cuit, elec­tron­i­cally reg­u­lated air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem, and Goodyear sus­pen­sion. Avail­able in right and left-hand drive, the tar­mac coach that Veera is of­fer­ing, has the ca­pac­ity to carry 108 pas­sen­gers (14+94 standees).

WIN­NER: VEERA VA­HANA UDYOG – TAR­MAC COACH (L to R): So­ma­sun­daram S, Head – Sales, MAN Trucks In­dia, pre­sent­ing the award to H P Mohan Ku­mar, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor, Veera Va­hana Udyog, and Arun Rao, Vice Pres­i­dent - Sales & Mar­ket­ing, Veera Va­hana Udyog

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