The development is part of a Public Private partnership (PPP) with Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC). Five Volvo 9400 intercity coaches were handed over by Anna Johansson, Swedish Infrastructure Minister. With more Volvo 9400 intercity coaches servicing UTC routes, connectivity in the region stands enhanced. The new coaches will be operated under the PPP scheme.
In all, Volvo Buses has delivered ten Volvo 9400 intercity coaches to Great Value. The second batch of five buses was handed over at a ceremony organised at Volvo Bus factory in Bangalore. Jasdeep Kaur Chadha, Managing Director, AB Corporation accepted the key. Ambassador of Sweden to India, H.E. Harald Sandberg flagged off the bus.
Johannsson says Volvo Buses are at the forefront of driving change in the Indian bus industry. Volvo coach offerings has helped redefine perception about bus travel. Having meet with one of Volvo Buses’ key customer, she is assured that bus transportation business is poised for strong growth. Volvo is focused on delivering sustainable mobility solutions, especially for city commute.
VRV Sriprasad, Managing Director, Volvo Buses India says the delivery of its second batch to Great Value Fuels is significant and reflects growing confidence that operators place in Volvo coaches. Volvo intercity coach concepts and technologies are well-established with a proven track record, and a key driver that influences purchase decisions. Going forward, Volvo Buses strives to modernised the bus industry in India.
Volvo 9400 intercity coach meets parameters of safety, luxury and comfort desired by passengers, and has been pivotal in attracting passengers to adopt bus transportation. Volvo 9400 intercity coach is one of the most successful products from Volvo Buses in India and operates on Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Nashik, Bengaluru-Chennai and Bengaluru-Hyderabad routes and is used by private operatorsand State Transport Undertakings.
Volvo Buses wide range of high-performance buses sees over 5,000 buses operating on Indian roads. Intercity coach range comprises of Volvo 9400, 9100, 9400XL and 9400PX. More than 1400 units of Volvo 8400 city buses help transport people in 20 cities with their daily city commute requirements.