Volvo Buses India on Thursday unveiled 'Volvo 8400 City' bus equipped with the '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 generation city bus placed by BMTC, Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt said in a statement here.
Featuring a new 8-litre engine manufactured by Volvo Group JV in Pithampur, the bus is compliant with UBS-II norms apart from BSIV emission norms, the statement here said.
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.