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Old 7th August 2007, 17:13   #1
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Default Tata low-floor city buses in Nagpur

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Just returned from a Fri. night to Sun. morning visit to MH-31 city -- Nagpur.

Was pleasantly surprised to see the cleanliness, organization, discipline and shiny new Tata low-floor Starbus city buses everywhere.

Buck up, India !



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Old 7th August 2007, 19:39   #2
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Ram. it looks pretty neat though. How about sharing some more pictures if you have any?
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They should be made mandatory in every city, because of the ease of ingress. BTW, PMT doesnt quite agree. Have a look at this thread.
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Great man. Chennai has started to have it's own share of these good looking( Only they are better looking here) low floor buses for quite a while now, after a PIL.
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well the tata low bed buses here in trivandrum dont seem to be lacking any power they seem to be killing my car at 100+ (don't laugh, i am saying this out of pure sadness and dismay) color of the buses here are blue bumpers and white painted buses.
at least its a relief from the other leyland buses or ksrtc buses here!
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Its good to see better quality buses plying on the roads. About time to dump the dense-black smoke-spewing boxes to hit the junk yard. Its pathetic to see 100s of such buses on the roads,adding nothing but chaos to the traffic,and huge amounts of pollutants.

Wouldn't it be the best thing to do- remove all the old buses (both private & Govt owned), and get more of these 'modern' buses..
{ Of course,thats got be a hypothetical situation }
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Last I saw there were quite a few (meagre, percentage wise) of these in Kolkata, need more of these to replace the Trucks in Bus skin that generally run havoc amongst the other road users.
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These TATA low floor buses are more in the workshop undergoing repairs rather than on the road - atleast here in Mumbai. Everyday I see a low floor bus broken down on the road.

@Ram - more pictures of Nagpur would be nice. Looks really clean and orderly but was this picture taken early in the morning ?
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These TATA low floor buses are more in the workshop undergoing repairs rather than on the road - atleast here in Mumbai. Everyday I see a low floor bus broken down on the road.
Dont worry, thats the way they evolve, havent we had similar experiences in the old Indica/Safari.

The next generation will not face such problems with the TATA vehicles
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Its good to see better quality buses plying on the roads. About time to dump the dense-black smoke-spewing boxes to hit the junk yard. Its pathetic to see 100s of such buses on the roads,adding nothing but chaos to the traffic,and huge amounts of pollutants.

Wouldn't it be the best thing to do- remove all the old buses (both private & Govt owned), and get more of these 'modern' buses..
{ Of course,thats got be a hypothetical situation }
You think these buses will not be spewing black smoke ?
The city plying buses need to be built in some lightweight material (preferably a little unsafe to the driver). This would increase the mileage and also force the driver to drive safely !!
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You think these buses will not be spewing black smoke ?
The city plying buses need to be built in some lightweight material (preferably a little unsafe to the driver). This would increase the mileage and also force the driver to drive safely !!
Thanks to adulterated fuel,any vehicle will spew black smoke
hehe.. like the idea of giving the driver a scary time.. poor chap!
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These TATA low floor buses are more in the workshop undergoing repairs rather than on the road - atleast here in Mumbai. Everyday I see a low floor bus broken down on the road.

@Ram - more pictures of Nagpur would be nice. Looks really clean and orderly but was this picture taken early in the morning ?
Is that because of the low ground clearance. Is the running gear that much different. Ram..how about some insight into this?
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Its the case of an Amby driving switching to Enzo... atleast thats what is the case with Pune buses or so I heard.
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Starbus were introduced in Nagpur just few months back in March-April ,till now the buses are neat n clean hope to see them clean even after...
Starbuses have even been introduced in Indore,Bhopal,Jabalpur and Ahmedabad also,only few look as new most of 'em are scratched and dented.....
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Old 13th August 2007, 12:05   #15
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Ram. it looks pretty neat though. How about sharing some more pictures if you have any?
v1kram: Due to my whistle-stop tour, I could not take any more pictures.
The other pics are related to my non-automotive work in Nagpur.
But I will go there again and take more pics then.
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