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Ashok Leyland wins Rs 650-cr order from Karnataka RTC

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on July 24, 2017

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Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, on Monday confirmed that it bagged an order from Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) for 3,019 buses.

This order will fulfil requirements from KSRTC, North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and North East Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC). The order includes 210” WB, fully built Karnataka Saarige Bus on 210’ WB chassis, fully built Rajahamsa Bus on 222” WB, fully built non-AC sleeper coaches on 222” WB chassis and fully built Midi bus on 205” WB chassis.

This bus order, one of the largest from a state transport undertaking for a single original equipment maker (OEM), would be executed in the current financial year which would help Ashok Leyland in furthering its leadership position in buses. The order size is about Rs 650 crore.

Speaking about the order, Vinod K Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said, “We are very happy to receive the confirmation of this order from KSRTC. Our ability to bring value to customers like KSRTC is a testament to our superior technology and innovation, combined with low costs.”

Speaking on the win, T Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, Global Buses, Ashok Leyland, said. “Our buses are durable, robust, and employ the latest in technology. The cost of ownership and the product experience which we can deliver is the best in the industry. Our in-depth understanding of what works for our markets and customers is what differentiates us and has helped us win this order from KSRTC.”

Published on July 24, 2017
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