Traveller Smart Citibus was inducted into the BEST fleet for Mumbai commuters
from metro and local stations.
first lot of five Traveller Smart Citibuses (a part of 500 such Smart Citibuses
planned by BEST) were flagged off and dedicated to the Mumbai commuters at a
grand ceremony by Uddhav Thackeray - President, Shiv Sena in the presence of
local dignitaries and BEST officials.
fully air-conditioned, 21 seater (+7 standees) Force Traveller is a hi-tech
solution for public City Bus operations. The large, normal, single or double
decker buses are plagued by low occupancy ratios and hence unprofitable to operate
on feeder routes.
Force Traveller has over the last three decades established itself as the
market leader in the 9 to 25 seater van and minibus category. It is today the
preferred platform for school bus, staff bus, ambulances and tour/travel applications.
major differentiating unique features of the Traveller is a proven monocoque
panel van and it is powered by the proven Mercedes derived powertrain that
offers most reliable performance besides best in class fuel economy.
on account of the monocoque construction, which is similar to an aircraft or a
modern passenger car, (there is no separate heavy inefficient chassis), offers
superior structural strength, ride quality, low Noise, Vibrations and Harshness
(NVH) and unmatched durability. The Traveller made entirely of pressed steel
panels fused together in an automated and robotic environment, is almost a
tonne lighter than comparable capacity vehicles hence offers best in class
power to weight ratio and fuel efficiency.
is also the only vehicle in this category that undergoes the 6th generation
Cathodic Electrophoretic Dip (C.E.D) process of primer application and robotic
topcoat application. In the C.E.D process, the full body is immersed in a tank
of primer ensuring best in class rust protection and highest level of corrosion
resistance. The robotic top coat application and high temperature stoving
ensures top class surface finish, gloss and hardness retention for years.
addition, the Traveller with its low turning radius is ideal for movement in
the narrow and congested routes.
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