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28.4.14

BUSMAKERS NEWS * India - Tender from DTC

* Guyarat - BRTS unable to find operator for new fleet 

(Photo: Ahmedabad's bus system) Ahmedabad,GUY,India -The Times News of India -Apr 28, 2014: -- For almost one-and-a-half years now, the Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL) has been waiting for an operator to take the responsibility of running the 223-bus new BRTS fleet. The delay is because of bus manufacturers who are taking their own time to deliver the first installment of 127 buses... For nearly two years, two companies have been trying to build the country's first 'urban bus' for the BRTS corridor in Ahmedabad. These models would then become the standard for the entire country. Tata and Corona had both developed designs that meet the specifications for the city's BRTS buses. The two companies had brought their prototypes for approval by the AJL board and the urban development department... It was for the seventh time that the AJL had called for new operators for the new fleet of buses. Earlier, no operator had come forward for want of buses. The tenders were postponed in February, April, June, September, December, March and now May... 


* Delhi - Global tender for buying DTC buses

(Photo by S.Subramanium: The Hindu Buses on Delhi road) 
New Delhi,India -The Deccan Herald -Apr 26, 2014: -- The Delhi Transport Department is considering floating a global tender to add more buses to its fleet. Indian bus-makers Tata and Ashok Leyland are not keen on supplying new low-floor buses to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), a senior transport official said... The city has some 6,000 buses, but transport officials say that the city needs twice the number... The Sheila Dikshit government had also failed to buy 1,200 buses from Indian companies to make up for the shortfall... Sources say that the two Indian companies are finding it difficult to keep up with rising cost of bus maintenance...

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