Soon, more Volvo 9400
intercity coaches will join services of the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
(UTC) and help in enhancing connectivity in the region. Volvo Buses delivered
five coaches to Great Value Fuels, a group company of AB Corporation, Noida.
Great Value has entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with
UTC and the new coaches will be operated under this scheme.
The Volvo 9400 intercity coach
is one of the most successful products from Volvo Buses in India. This bus is
in operations on several key routes including Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Nashik,
Bengaluru-Chennai and Bengaluru-Hyderabad. It is among the preferred bus models
for both private operators as well as State Transport Undertakings.
Volvo Buses has delivered a
total of 10 Volvo 9400 intercity coaches to Great Value. Of these, the second
batch of five buses was handed over by Ms. Anna Johansson, Minister of
Infrastructure, Government of Sweden at a ceremony organised at Volvo Buses’
factory in Bengaluru. Ms. Jasdeep Kaur Chadha, Managing Director, AB
Corporation accepted the key. The Ambassador of Sweden to India, H.E.. Harald
Sandberg flagged off the bus.
Ms. Johannsson said, “Volvo
Buses has been at the forefront of driving the change in the Indian bus
industry. The products have helped redefine the way people perceive and prefer
bus travel. After the visit and meeting with one of Volvo Buses' key customer I
am assured that the bus transportation business is poised for a strong growth.
With its focus on delivering 'sustainable mobility' solutions, especially in
the city commute area Volvo is ready to meet the demands of the future. Other
initiatives in the broad of ‘sustainable mobility’ by Volvo Buses are also
VRV Sriprasad, Managing
Director, Volvo Buses India said, “The delivery of these buses is significant
as it indicates the growing confidence among operators to choose Volvo products
to meet their requirements. The entire Volvo intercity coach consists of
concepts & technologies that are well-established product with proven track
record. This has been a key factor for our customers to buy our buses. Going
forward, Volvo Buses will strive to enhance the quality of life of all
stakeholders, including drivers and passengers. We will also continue to play
our role in modernising the bus industry in India.”
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