Buses India, a part of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has launched its first
completely built sleeper coach. The 15m sleeper coach has been developed on the
Volvo B11R chassis. The first eight coaches will be delivered to the Kerala
State Road Transport Corporation.
on the launch, Vinod Aggarwal, MD, and CEO, VECV said, “We are thrilled to
launch the first factory-built sleeper coaches compliant with legal and Volvo
Bus standards. It is noteworthy that we were able to deliver this world class
solution within a year of establishing VECV Bus Division combining the Volvo
Buses India operations and Eicher bus to energise public transport with
industry-defining products and solutions. We are confident that the new Volvo
B11R sleeper will establish a new benchmark in the rapidly growing sleeper bus
Buses India’s globally-benchmarked Hosakote manufacturing facility is uniquely
geared to “develop completely built buses that are distinguished for their
superior design, durability, comfort, and safety. We are humbled to have
delivered the first sleeper coaches to Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
for deployment on routes connecting God’s Own Country! Passengers can travel in
internationally benchmarked comfort, secure in the knowledge that we deliver
the highest levels of value and safety,” asserted Akash Passey, President, Bus
Division, VE Commercial Vehicles.
has a long-term agenda to develop high-quality public transport in keeping with
rapidly evolving mobility needs of our progressive state. These sleeper buses
will be deployed on prominent intra-state and inter-state routes,” stated Biju
Prabhakar, IAS, Chairman and Managing Director, Kerala State Road Transport
benchmark sleeper bus body platform can also be applied to the Volvo B8R range
that includes 12m and 13.5m chassis
Volvo B11R chassis’ 12-speed I-Shift gearbox, Electronically Controlled Air
Suspensions and Electronic Braking systems are notable.
coach can accommodate 39 berths and provide for 12.5 cu.m of personal luggage
space. The fully sealed saloon area features fire-retardant grade fabrics,
plywood, cushions, and ABS surfaces that convey a premium feel while assuring
of the highest levels of safety.
maximise durability, the sleeper body has been built on a high-strength carbon
steel structure, that has been coated with anti-corrosive paint. The coach is
fully compliant with all relevant automotive standards and norms.
cruising highways smoothly, the sleeper ensures comfortable and spacious berths
with headrests for passengers along with dedicated small luggage space, mobile
chargers, and a personal reading lamp. There is also a provision for a curtain
between adjacent berths. The wide gangway with anti-skid vinyl flooring
provides ample space for in-vehicle accessibility. The LED lamps endow the
interiors with the right blend of aesthetics and functionality.
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