BharatBenz wins order for 20 AC Buses from Assam State Transport Corporation
Chennai/ Guwahati – Daimler Bus India received its first order of 20 AC buses in a successful bid for tender by the Government of Assam. The 1017 (10T) AC BharatBenz buses will be used for airport services, city and intercity transportation. This positive order comes as a welcome sign that the country’s economy is beginning to recover from the effect of the pandemic.The buses are being delivered through BharatBenz’s authorized dealership Abutani Trucking in Guwahati.
The flag-off ceremony for the BharatBenz buses was done under the august
presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Assam Shri. Sarbananda Sonowal, and Honorable Minister of Transport, Commerce & Industry, Shri.Chandra Mohan Patowary. Representing the Assam State Corporation were Chairman- Shri. Ashok Kr. Bhattarai and Vice-Chairman- Shri.Haricharan Boro. The key-handover was done by Mr. Karl-Alexander Seidel, CEO & Head of Daimler Bus India.
Mr. Karl-Alexander Seidel, CEO & Head of Daimler Bus India, said: “We are
delighted that we won the bid of Assam State Transport Corporation. This is our first major foray into the STU segment and we will look out for more such suitable opportunities. The BharatBenz brand 1017 AC buses will provide a safe, comfortable ride for passengers using airport services, city and intercity transportation. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and long term relationship between ASTC & BharatBenz Bus, a reliable partner that enables profitability with comfort.”
BharatBenz 1017 delivers the most comfortable ride with its world class proven BSVI technology, parabolic suspension, powerful AC, and best in class fuel efficient engine with low maintenance. The bus chassis’ are being produced at DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Oragadam. ASTC is the lifeline of Road Transport Connectivity in North East India as it operates buses even in rural areas along with connecting surrounding states.