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Old 13th October 2011, 10:02   #31
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After the cleaning the bus was sent for fitness test and later the stickers were done.
The bus looks good after the restoration. Nice job.

Noob question - Who does the fitness test? RTO? What do they check?

Also any clients already lined up or any tie up with schools?
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Old 13th October 2011, 22:08   #32
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Hi dear,congatulations for your restorations and that too so economically,
Can you use this vehicle for out of delhi trips to near by towns of UP and Haryana. This is very profitable.
Hi, Yes i can use this for out of Delhi trips on a contract basis. This bus should have a range of 300-320 kms


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BTW a bit OT but is that your company's address printed on the bus,if yes then i guess its near my house.
acsandeep, yes my house is in Janakpuri D block and our buses are parked at the D block institutional area.

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Lovely thread. Wishing you the very best.

Btw, What is the milage of this bus. Since its on CNG, what is the running cost per km?
bblost, glad you liked. A CNG Tata bus like mine will return an average of 3.25 - 3.5 kmp /kg. Interestingly an AL CNG bus being 2 tonnes heavier returns marginally better.

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wow....never seen how a bus body building done before. Congratulations on your new venture and I wish all the very best. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks venki.bala


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The bus looks good after the restoration. Nice job.

Noob question - Who does the fitness test? RTO? What do they check?

Also any clients already lined up or any tie up with schools?
Hi amit, Its the Delhi Transport dept. that does the fitness test. Along with that the CNG systems are also checked by a third party on behalf of transport dept.
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Being from the Bus fleet family, I'm curious to know what is the state taxes you pay for it as a school bus/ contract carraige. Is it quarterly like down south or an annual one on these? If you dont mind, can you share the amount as well?

Very good work on the restoration and you surely got a good deal for it.

Best O' luck for the new venture.
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Being from the Bus fleet family, I'm curious to know what is the state taxes you pay for it as a school bus/ contract carraige. Is it quarterly like down south or an annual one on these? If you dont mind, can you share the amount as well?
Best O' luck for the new venture.

Thanks Gautam. I have PMed you.
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Old 16th October 2011, 19:36   #35
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Hi All,

As promised, here are the pictures of the bus with all works done.

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Hi All,

As promised, here are the pictures of the bus with all works done.
Thanks. Bus looks good.

One question. On the front 'Speed - 40 KM' has been painted. What does that indicate and is it mandatory?
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Hey Streetlife, the bus is looking nice. Congrats on a successful makeover.
So have you started operating the bus or yet to start its operations?
I have absolutely no idea as to what is the payment structure that schools and offices in NCR follow, is it Km wise or fixed etc. etc.(please PM me)
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Thanks. Bus looks good.

One question. On the front 'Speed - 40 KM' has been painted. What does that indicate and is it mandatory?
IIRC almost all the buses in NCR have that 40 kmph thing painted. Whether they stick to that limit is another story.
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Thanks. Bus looks good.

One question. On the front 'Speed - 40 KM' has been painted. What does that indicate and is it mandatory?
Hi Amit, It is mandatory for us to get 40km painted for passing fitness test. This is because the speed limit for running in Delhi is 40kmph. Only Delhi CC permit buses have speed governors. Most of them are not functional(functional only before tests)

Our bus is having an interstate CC permit and the speed limiter is disengaged which is OK.

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Hey Streetlife, the bus is looking nice. Congrats on a successful makeover.
So have you started operating the bus or yet to start its operations?
I have absolutely no idea as to what is the payment structure that schools and offices in NCR follow, is it Km wise or fixed etc. etc.(please PM me)
Hi, PMed you.
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Wow, nice restoration! I never knew they restored old buses like this! Congrats! Do the tires and the window glasses need to be changed? Also, not nitpicking but can you not get rid of the rear door? It looks slightly out of place with the other body that has been done so well!
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Wow, nice restoration! I never knew they restored old buses like this! Congrats! Do the tires and the window glasses need to be changed? Also, not nitpicking but can you not get rid of the rear door? It looks slightly out of place with the other body that has been done so well!

Thanks WAG7

4 tires were new and just one rear window was changed. 2 tires were retreaded.

You are right for the rear door, but during the charted runs we are keeping both the doors open for in and out and this type of layout for door is convenient. This is because people can board bus quickly at stops during the peak hour rush.

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