JBM Motors, the
bus division of JBM Group, an auto components manufacturer, launched a low floor
bus ‘Citylife’ that has been especially designed for intra-city travelling
India. Backed by a total investment of Rs.500cr, the bus will be manufactured in
technological partnership with European bus-maker BredaMenarinibus
manufactured at the company’s hi-tech facilities in Faridabad, Haryana and
Kosiin Uttar Pradesh, these plants have
the capacity to manufacture 2000 buses annually. The bus has been designed
keeping in mind Indian traffic and weather conditions. Some unique features
include a monocoque structure to ensure maximum strength and minimum weight,
matching European standards for safety in case of front/side collision and
rollover accidents. Additional safety is provided through five large diameter detachable
cylinders with an automatic valve close in case of leakage.
the launch, Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group noted, “A dream project
for everyone at JBM Group has finally become a reality. Our detailed market
research indicated there was need for a safe, reliable and durable intra-city mode
of transport. We are confident that our product will revolutionize intra-city
travel and create higher benchmarks. State-of-the-art technology deployed in
every aspect of this bus will certainly make tedious bus journeys pleasant
aggressively-designed ‘Citylife reinforces the fact that even intra-city buses
can be stylish and luxurious,” added Arya.
Citylife has independent front suspension (IFS) that will ensure a
stress-free ride for passengers. To boost passenger safety and comfort, the Citylife
will have cantilever seats and armrests, ensuring more room for standing
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