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Old 7th June 2011, 07:44   #451
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I think everybody would be using the same Allison Auto transmission in India. Tata and Leyland surely do.
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Nope. The AC ones are also on 1618 (RE) chassis. BMTC bought the bus for 32 lakhs a piece. (650mm Floor height, without kneeling function)
I thought they are LF ones with E+0 entry.

@Julupani: Though logically you are right but unless we know the spec we cannot comment on them.

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I thought they are LF ones with E+0 entry.
Nope. These buses have E+1. Here is a pic of the rear door:

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This pic seems to be from a non-AC version. I remember having travelled in an AC BMTC MarcoPolo and it was a full E+0 low floor version. I have never used a non-AC one so dont know about them.
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The new design from Prakash (ZMR, something).
Spotted this morning.
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It's a brand new sleeper coach, built on an AL 12M chassis. Steering was the older type. But the instrument cluster, bonnet, gear lever are all similar to what is found in U-trucks.

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This pic seems to be from a non-AC version. I remember having travelled in an AC BMTC MarcoPolo and it was a full E+0 low floor version. I have never used a non-AC one so dont know about them.
I doubt. The AC Marcopolos I've travelled in, were all E+1. I'm yet to come across an E+0. Maybe there are two versions here, and you travelled in the E+0 while I've seen only the E+1. Non-AC MPs are SLFs (E+2), like the AL Vikings.

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This pic seems to be from a non-AC version. I remember having travelled in an AC BMTC MarcoPolo and it was a full E+0 low floor version. I have never used a non-AC one so dont know about them.
If you say so.. I traveled in this bus, and was surely air conditioned. The image was taken while traveling in the bus. But if you think otherwise... your wish.

Here is another pic of the AC Marcopolo - this one was shot at night, so pardon if it isn't clear.

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I doubt. The AC Marcopolos I've travelled in, were all E+1. I'm yet to come across an E+0. Maybe there are two versions here, and you travelled in the E+0 while I've seen only the E+1. Non-AC MPs are SLFs (E+2), like the AL Vikings.
BMTC had E+0 Marcopolos for trial only - the buses were returned after trials, since BMTC was unimpressed about them. The Marcopolos that current run with BMTC are E+1 (AC) and E+2 (Non-AC).
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Spotted a new 2007 model Tata LPO1615 Tarmac coach. The body is built by ACGL. Sources indicate that this is one among the three being procured by a private contract carriage operator for their operation at Cochin airport.
The bus is fitted with Tata697 TCIC BS3 rear mounted engine and Carrier A/c directly driven from main engine. Its a ultra low floor version with kneeling facility and front disc brakes.
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Spotted a new 2007 model Tata LPO1615 Tarmac coach. The body is built by ACGL. Sources indicate that this is one among the three being procured by a private contract carriage operator for their operation at Cochin airport.
Er! A "New 2007 model"? Such buses were used by Jet Airways at Bangalore (HAL) and Mumbai, IIRC.
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Er! A "New 2007 model"? Such buses were used by Jet Airways at Bangalore (HAL) and Mumbai, IIRC.
I expected that!. "new" in the sense its an unsold bus and not a second hand!
The model is not really new, so i mentioned the year.
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Finally PRAKASH breaks away from the VOLVO mould and is thinking on its own. The xenon headlights must be a first for a bus body builder. The bus does not look out-standing but is a step in the right direction definitely
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This model is already available and the pic of the same is in TBHP too, the first user of this model is ARC travels. But the lights are all fine, but what is their quality?
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Finally PRAKASH breaks away from the VOLVO mould and is thinking on its own. The xenon headlights must be a first for a bus body builder. The bus does not look out-standing but is a step in the right direction definitely
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This model is already available and the pic of the same is in TBHP too, the first user of this model is ARC travels. But the lights are all fine, but what is their quality?
TheARUN, I'm assuming that you're referring to the pic of the bus I'd posted above. Yes, it's been introduced a year ago, and as AlphaKilo mentioned, the first bus that I've seen with this body, is of ARC Tours.

The lights are fine, pretty bright too. However, I'm not sure if their spread is as good as the conventional headlamps, for I've seen the bus cruising with additional lamps on.
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OT, Happened to see this commercial in Hindi on a bus in United States..
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OT, Happened to see this commercial in Hindi on a bus in United States..
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LOL. nothing can beat this! desi influence everywhere. A vanhool bus. What is that door like thing where the third window should have been?Right above the "M".
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LOL. nothing can beat this! desi influence everywhere. A vanhool bus. What is that door like thing where the third window should have been?Right above the "M".
These are mid engined buses. What you normally see in RE buses is accomodated some where in the middle.
By the way, these mini buses are becoming more and more popular since my last visit here, the public transit org where i was, replaced the big buses with these smaller ones, but increased the frequency of buses.
Off topic, Another new mini bus model that gets lot of attention in US now is Temsa. I see many corporates replaced their big buses with these small ones.
With the Gas prices going up, looks like developed countries are down sizing the buses for better fuel efficiency.

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