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Old 26th July 2009, 20:54   #1366
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After the merger with VOLVO, it seems Eicher has reloaded itself. The new form VE Commercial Vehicles has well planned strategy.
Here are some new models; (Picture - courtesy Eicher)

1. New model "Skyline" schoolbus. (may be to compete with Tata Marcopolo buses, not the DTC one!)
2. 8x2 chassis - Hercules 35.31 with Cummins engine
3. First tractor model "Mega4040" with Cummins 180HP engine (same as AMW & Tata 4018).
4. Also a new model "Starline"
5. A fully built multiaxle truck with new front face/grill.

Along with these new series of LCV truck with modified front face, powersteering etc named "E2Plus" has been launched.
But not much has been heard about the share of Eicher in Jnnurm tenders for buses.
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KeSRTC Volvo LE buses...
Volvo buses to hit Kolkata roads soon - Kolkata - City - NEWS - The Times of India

Whats intriguing and a bit ridiculous is that these low floor B7RLE citybuses are also on trial run by WBSTC on intercity routes like Durgapur and Asansol!
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Volvo buses to hit Kolkata roads soon - Kolkata - City - NEWS - The Times of India

Whats intriguing and a bit ridiculous is that these low floor B7RLE citybuses are also on trial run by WBSTC on intercity routes like Durgapur and Asansol!
Calcutta-Durgapur, Calcutta-Asansol, are already served by the Royal Cruisers and other operators, under permit from WBSTC, by the B7R's. See a lot many of them recently on any Durgapur expressway run.

But then Durgapur-Asansol can easily be served by the B7RLE. However thinking about it, Kolkata to Asansol being such a short distance (<200km) , with most of it on even surface, even running the B7RLE shouldn't be a technical problem.
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kerala srtc has gone ahead...its good to see they being concerned and eager to gie the pubic such a nice transport system..... i wonder who else other than DTC is implementing the Leyland Low floors....its hight tim enow that Indian Cos get a chance to do it..
yesterday saw a BEST MArcopolo painted with Air India Logo moving out of dindoshi bus depot...i guess they are part of the outsourcing doen by Air India to BEST to ferry passengers from the tarmac to the airport
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those new-look eicher LCVs are being exported to other countries since almost 3-4 years now.. Thankfully India is getting that facelift now..
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yesterday saw a BEST MArcopolo painted with Air India Logo moving out of dindoshi bus depot...i guess they are part of the outsourcing doen by Air India to BEST to ferry passengers from the tarmac to the airport
FYI, BEST does not own Marcopolos. There was one Marcopolo with BEST for trials, which according to reliable sources has been returned to TATA (or their local dealer). It is perhaps this bus that you spotted with an AI logo.
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Calcutta-Durgapur, Calcutta-Asansol, are already served by the Royal Cruisers and other operators, under permit from WBSTC, by the B7R's. See a lot many of them recently on any Durgapur expressway run.

But then Durgapur-Asansol can easily be served by the B7RLE. However thinking about it, Kolkata to Asansol being such a short distance (<200km) , with most of it on even surface, even running the B7RLE shouldn't be a technical problem.
Yep! There are four operators currently running Volvos in WB.Royal Cruiser,Jai Dada,Prithivi Travels and Raha.I think I even caught a glimpse of a Royal Cruiser B9R!!(though not sure.It was dark).
But B7RLE buses won't be as comfortable over a 3/4 hr journey as compared to the B7R.And they are charging 220 bucks for the B7RLE whereas the B7R fare is 260.Almost a fair deal.
Kolkata-Asansol is 220kms(approx)

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I travelled in a local intercity buy , a couple of weeks before. The bus starts at 4.55 am from the front of kodungaloor temple to sulthan battery via calicut
Could this be the one you are talking about.

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Could this be the one you are talking about.

Source: Article in Malayala Manorama Fast Track monthly of July 2009.

Don't seem to have a good job of stitching the two parts! Sorry!
This IS the bus!!! I had seen this guy resting at a petrol pump. Thanks for uploading the article.
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Good scoop pics Transsenger, thanks

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Has anybody got a chance to get into the new BMTC buses from AL? They are painted sky blue all round. The front looks similar to the Suvarna's or Suvarna Pushpak's, with multiple round tail lamps, but have larger window panes than these Suvarna's.

Somehow, the chassis looks lower than the semi-low floor ones, or maybe it's just a feel thing.
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Hino is supposed to have soft launched in India but looks like there is no media blitz.

Right now products are coming in CBU from Thailand and will be from their 500 series. These below is all I could find.

HINO 500 Series | Trucks | Products | HINO GLOBAL

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Bangalore: Hino Motor Sales India Ltd, a Toyota group company, has entered the MAV truck market in India and is launching its first dealership at Bangalore with Cauvery Motors. Cauvery Motors is part of the Advaith Group, one of the largest automobile dealers in South India.
Hino has chosen Cauvery Motors as its dealer in Karnataka, owing to its immense goodwill in the automobile industry. All Cauvery dealerships maintain a high standard of excellence in sales and services by sending its personnel for training on a regular basis, to update them with the latest technological advances in the automotive sphere. The workforce at Cauvery Motors is committed to excellence in serving all esteemed customers.
M P Shyam, a director with Cauvery Motors, said, "The sales team is made up of dedicated sales executives who are professionally trained. They are adept at guiding the customer through the entire sales process, right from assisting the customer to choosing the right type of vehicle for their specific needs and requirements. We also lend a helping hand in providing attractive finance options."
S V S S Gupta, another director with Cauvery Motors, said, "The driving force for the service team is the passion to analyse and provide world-class solutions in order to satisfy even the most demanding customers."
Cauvery Motors is now all set to showcase Hino India's first range of trucks“ the FM8J and the FL8J. These trucks can be used in the construction, mining, transportation and logistics industry. These trucks are a part of the Hino 500 series.
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Last weekend, saw a Hino truck chassis (looked like a LCV, though) in a yard near Poonamallee in Chennai.
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Has anybody got a chance to get into the new BMTC buses from AL? They are painted sky blue all round. The front looks similar to the Suvarna's or Suvarna Pushpak's, with multiple round tail lamps, but have larger window panes than these Suvarna's.

Somehow, the chassis looks lower than the semi-low floor ones, or maybe it's just a feel thing.
I too saw these busses, they are better built and nice color, but the height seemed to me similar to the regular ones.
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This IS the bus!!! Thanks for uploading the article.
Reading about it was itself was nice. something nice happening in our state. So had to put up the article. But i doubt anybody can read it, though!
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