BUSMAKERS NEWS * India: APSRTC buses & Deccan Auto`s
* Andhra Pradesh - ‘Demand for new buses will continue’
(Photo: APSRTC buses, DELUXE and HI-TEC series)
Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh,India -The Hindu, by S. SANDEEP KUMAR -May 9, 2014: -- If it’s public transportation, APSRTC buses is the beast taking in the most burden over the years. While the demand for buses is only expected to increase for the common capital, things are in a bad shape... While the capital continues to expand and new colonies mushroom on the fringes and other localities, residents have been demanding bus connectivity to major locations. Everyday 34 lakh passengers travel in buses and RTC authorities observe that once metro rail operations commence, there could be a ‘deflection’ of three to four lakh passengers... However, with increased urban migration, “demand for city buses will also continue to increase”, claims a senior RTC official. At least, 2,000 more new buses are needed in addition to the existing fleet of 3800-odd buses to meet fresh demands and improve services... But then, more buses mean new bus depots. Another 15 depots are required to add to the current 27 bus depots in APSRTC Greater Hyderabad zone jurisdiction. But, land acquisition remains a challenge...
* Karnakata - Zhongtong Navigator half deck luxury bus spotted testing in India
(Photo: Zhongtong Navigator multi axle 1.5 deck bus spied in India)
Bangalore,Karnakata,India -Gaadi --5 May 2014: -- Hyderabad based Deccan Auto has entered into a technical collaboration with Zhongtong Bus Holding Co. Ltd., one of the major bus manufacturers of China... The company has started testing its Zhongtong Navigator rear engined multi-axle intercity coach in India. The 1.5 decker bus was spotted testing with Karnataka license plates on Bangalore-Hassan highway... The Navigator is available in 8-, 12- and 13.7-metre configurations and looks set to be India’s first 1.5 decker bus... The half deck bus can seat upto 59 passengers (thanks to additional seats above driver cabin) and has ample space for luggage... The luxurious Zhongtong Navigator comes equipped with individual head-rest mounted entertainment console, chemical toilet, coffee maker and refrigerator compartment...
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