Ashok Leyland has supplied 100 buses to Ghana in an order worth $7.6 million. These vehicles were inducted into the fleet of Metro Mass Transit Ltd, a transport company in which the Government of Ghana has a 45 per cent stake. They will be used for inter and intra-city applications on 360 routes. These 100 ‘Falcon' buses were customised into 57-seater, left-hand drive buses to meet specific customer requirements.

Ashok Leyland becomes the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to introduce a mechanical inline fuel injection with an Euro 3 engine and electronic destination board in Ghana, said the company in a release. This is the second major launch by Ashok Leyland in Ghana after the induction of 160 waste management trucks last year. “Africa has been one of our key focus markets and presents some very unique opportunities for a commercial vehicle manufacturer like us,” said Mr Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland.

(This article was published on June 11, 2012)
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