Mercedes-Benz on Monday began the construction of its new facility for its city buses housed within their already existing Chakan plant in Pune. The infrastructure was created with a vision to address future expansion needs, underscoring the long-term growth plans of the company in India. The announcement of this new setup comes up within a short time span of the company’s foray into the city bus segment in June 2010. This new assembly line will cater to the production requirements of the city buses to start with. The start of production is expected around the second half of 2011.