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Volvo Buses rolls out 8400 next gen City Bus for Bengaluru

The 8400 Volvo City Bus is compliant with UBS-II norms apart from BS IV emission norms.

autos Updated: Mar 24, 2017 10:24 IST
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The 8400 Volvo City Bus is compliant with UBS-II norms apart from BS IV emission norms.(Reuters)

Volvo Buses India on Thursday announced rolling out of Volvo 8400 City Bus featuring a ‘made-in-India’ 8-litre engine for the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

The bus is the first step towards Volvo buses fulfilling an order for 100 of the next gen city bus placed by BMTC, Volvo Group president and CEO Martin Lundstedt said in a statement.

Featuring a new 8-litre engine manufactured by Volvo Group JV in Pithampur, the bus is compliant with UBS-II norms apart from BS IV emission norms, the statement said.

Karnataka transport minister R Ramalinga Reddy accepted keys to the bus.

“Having delivered the first city bus in 2006, we are proud to note that the BMTC now has over 700 Volvo Buses in its fleet.

This order for the next generation of city buses is the start of the next phase of our shared drive to promote sustainable mobility,” Lundstedt said.

BMTC managing director Ekroop Caur said Bengaluru’s urban mobility needs are growing rapidly and the fleet of premium buses was being augmented to provide commuters a desirable alternative to personal vehicles that are leading causes of congestion and pollution.

First Published: Mar 23, 2017 19:10 IST