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Growing in popularity in India

Scania receives first major Indian State Transport order

In 2014, Scania handed over two Metrolink coaches to KSRTC on a two month trial basis. The coaches’ safety features, fuel efficiency, comfort features, total operating economy and Scania’s advanced telematics services Fleet Management Service along with Scania’s aftermarket service support, helped secure an order of 35 Scania Metrolink.

A substantial accomplishment won on merit

Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group said:
“The KSRTC order is very prestigious and the most substantial accomplishment so far in our bus segment. Scania won this order on merit and we are pleased to be associated with an institution such as KSRTC who are the front runners and trend setters among the other State Transport Corporations.”

Rajender Kumar Kataria, IAS, Managing Director, KSRTC, said:
“We are happy to be associated with a global company such as Scania. The results of the trial run were very positive and we found Scania vehicles to be high on performance, safety features and fuel efficiency. We look forward to a fruitful association with Scania.”

V Sivakumar, Director Sales, Scania India, said:
“The KSRTC order is significant to us and our vehicles’ performance is a testimony to this order. Through this order, we aim to reach new heights and establish a strong foothold in the market. KSRTC will also benefit from our committed aftermarket services and Fleet Management Service.”

Gaining in popularity

Scania Metrolink is gaining popularity among passengers in many travel forums for its features which include seats and suspension especially designed to give maximum passenger comfort and ease travel fatigue.

Launched in February 2013, the Scania Metrolink range introduced highly reliable multi-purpose coaches for medium and long distance travel in the Indian market. The buses are already present in all major states in the south and Maharashtra and Gujarat in the western part of India.