On November 3, 2016, Akhilesh Yadav embarked on his election campaign in a customized Mercedes-Benz bus. The bus is fitted with state of the art interiors and a host of passenger conveniences and amenities.
It also receives bullet-proof glass. The bus is divided into two areas – an office area, to hold meetings for upto 5-6 persons and the remaining area which consists of a kitchen, rest area and washroom. Fitted with a hydraulic operated lift, the Chief Minister can be taken to the roof of the bus to address a larger audience on his election campaign.
The bus is also fitted with network enabled internet facility with 4G speed. Yadav can make video calls from the rath while large LCD screens showcases videos and photos of Akhilesh Yadav government’s achievements since he came into power in March 2012.
The high-tech bus however developed a snag on Thursday just after it was flagged off by Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav at La Martinere College grounds due to which Akhilesh was forced to move into his official SUV while repair work continued. The 10 wheeler Mercedes Benz bus will play an important part as Yadav aims to visit each part of the state to ensure his success in the 2017 assembly polls.
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