Noted auto designer Dilip Chhabria's state of the-art bus with luxurious reclining seats for nine people, facilities like on-board spa with trained therapists, galley to serve hot and cold food and beverages, wi-fi enabled entertainment sysytem and a washroom, will flag off from New Delhi in two weeks.
Popular Indian CV maker Ashok Leyland Ltd and Toofles Foundation launched the new Ashok Leyland Luxura Magical India Bus, which is said to be a unique concept being introduced for the first time in the country.
Chhabria whose company had created the first prototype for the Aston Martin Vanquish that appeared in the James Bond movie 'Die Another Day' has also designed vanity vans for Bollywood stars such as Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan.
"The amazing luxury bus has been modelled on the lines of a private jet. It is proven beyond doubt, if you are able to offer luxury, entertainment much cheaper than a private jet, I'm sure it will multiply as people would come to know," said Chhabria.
Except unfriendly "uplands" the bus is available for charter for any location for a day or for an overnight trip to Agra, Jaipur, Neemrana or any of the numerous travel destinations in and around Delhi.
Tariffs for the bus have been designed according to market standards and to charter a bus from Delhi to Agra and return by evening would cost Rs 65,000.