An efficient public transportation network is one of the most important ways of making commuting a less of a pain. No wonder governments across all major cities are trying hard to improve their systems in which buses form a cheap and competent network. To make things happier and bring a smile onto the faces of commuters, APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) has inducted 80 new Volvo 8400 buses in its fleet and they are already plying on Hyderabad streets from day 1.
Hyderabad, the common capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh earlier had a small fleet of just 8 Volvo city buses. The total strength of 88 buses will now allow the residents a safe and comfortable mode of transportation in the city. Volvo, the Swedish manufacturer, is among the first to initiate deliveries of city buses under the Urban Bus Specification (UBS) II scheme.
So far, the company has delivered around 1300 buses, operating in 16 cities across the country. The company has been delivering its city buses since June 2014 to various cities which includes the likes of Puducherry, Solapur, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai and Thane. Apart from this Bengaluru as well as Gurgaon also have Volvos plying across the city as city buses.
The company has also received first time orders from Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Transport, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport and Assam State Transport Corporation for its city buses. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has given an order for the second time.
Attempting to draw people away from personal transport, these new buses will be plying across the various parts of the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad becoming the new lifeline of one of India’s biggest IT hubs.