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Old 26th January 2014, 00:12   #991
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...these front shows of the buses are fabricated with either Aluminium or G.I Sheets & unlike FRP cannot be moulded & or given a better aesthetic look as desired.
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Aluminum/GI Sheets can surely be moulded and used to give aesthetic look as desired.This one is made entire with GI sheets - the entire front panel is moulded out from GI panels.
rakeshnair14 - One of the KSRTC Super Deluxe buses (running Kottarakkara-Bangalore) met with an accident, and the workshop has brought it back to the original finish, as though nothing has ever happened. My guess is, the bus I'm talking about is the one you see beside the Palakkad-Bengaluru bus.
Binaiks, do you have any pics of RSC677?
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rakeshnair14 - One of the KSRTC Super Deluxe buses (running Kottarakkara-Bangalore) met with an accident, and the workshop has brought it back to the original finish, as though nothing has ever happened. My guess is, the bus I'm talking about is the one you see beside the Palakkad-Bengaluru bus.
Binaiks, do you have any pics of RSC677?
Yes, Silversteed - the bus after rebuilding -
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Thats a nice example and exactly what I expected of the 'new' buses. They TMT buses are at their boxiest avatar. Agree that maintenance may be an issue but you rarely see such designs in South India and most of the buses do look pleasant if not striking. In fact this design is extinct in BMTC and KSRTC.

Well mate , you see the TMT & BEST buses we are talking about are old City buses while , the snap uploaded by BINAIKS is an intercity bus. But , I have to accept that the chaps at KeSRTC have have a great job fabricating the front metallic facia of the bus.

And yes these are the ugly designs that are totally extinct except in Maharashtra & even I am in favor of the fact that these need to go.

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Thats a nice example and exactly what I expected of the 'new' buses. They TMT buses are at their boxiest avatar. Agree that maintenance may be an issue but you rarely see such designs in South India and most of the buses do look pleasant if not striking. In fact this design is extinct in BMTC and KSRTC.
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Objections your honour!

Aluminum/GI Sheets can surely be moulded and used to give aesthetic look as desired. See this:


This one is made entire with GI sheets - the entire front panel is moulded out from GI panels.



Dear Sirs, I accept that I have exaggerated my statement that its impossible to fabricate a aesthetic metallic front facia. The chaps at KeSRTC have really done a great job with the front facia of this Intercity bus.

However after having worked with few STUs & Body Fabricators closely, I would still say that fabricating an all metallic front facia is time consuming & tiring as compared to FRP FF ,as it includes tireless hammering, brazing, spot welded to execute something like this KeSRTC design.

STUs like NMMT, BEST, KDMT,MBMT,TMT ,PMPML in Maharashtra used to prefer divided partition type windshields in their front facia (Unlike the single laminated pasted/rubber fitted windshield shown in KeSRTC IC bus) , for which they were ready to compromise with aesthetic , however slowly but steadily this culture is changing & we are getting to see buses with better looks these days.

Other than this the STUs also emphasize of the maintenance factor as the turn around time to repair & rectify a damage or a dent on this boxy metallic design is less compared to the FRP ones.

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BMTC gets brand new midi-buses:

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These look like AL Lynx. Anybody got more info about the buses and their routes?
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These look like AL Lynx. Anybody got more info about the buses and their routes?
There will 150 such midi buses on road soon. Chassis is Lynx 4900 BSIV Diesel SCR. They will be used as feeder / outskirts connectivity.
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There will 150 such midi buses on road soon. Chassis is Lynx 4900 BSIV Diesel SCR. They will be used as feeder / outskirts connectivity.
I saw a snippet of another tender issued by BMTC, which has the following requirements:
1 Standard size Urban non AC midi Bus with Floor Height of 650 mm fitted with Diesel BS-IV engine
2 Standard size urban bus of 400mm floor height premium segment AC buses
3 Standard size Urban AC midi Bus with Floor Height of 650 mm fitted with Diesel BS-IV
4 AC Articulated Buses
5 AC Electric Hybrid Buses

It can be found that #2 exactly matches the specs of Volvo 8400 BS-4.
For #3, will the Tata Ultra range fit the bill? Are there other options, apart from the Ultra?

For #4, does AL or Volvo have any offerings? The clause for engine location is funny: Front in the tractor module and rear in the trailer module of articulated bus - do they expect two separate engines???
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I saw a snippet of another tender issued by BMTC, which has the following requirements:
4 AC Articulated Buses
For #4, does AL or Volvo have any offerings? The clause for engine location is funny: Front in the tractor module and rear in the trailer module of articulated bus - do they expect two separate engines???
Will this fit for # 4 ?
Starbus Urban 9/18 FE – Articulated Bus


The Starbus Urban 9/18 FE – Articulated Bus with its single deck and two sections carries more passengers, retains the maneuverability needed in urban transportation. The FE Articulated bus is a solution to reduce traffic congestion.
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KeSRTC gets JanBus for trials?

Got these pics from the KSRTC FB group:

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Are these for JnNURM-II?

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[b][i]Starbus Urban 9/18 FE – Articulated Bus
It does! Good to see this coming from TM.
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These look like AL Lynx. Anybody got more info about the buses and their routes?
27 such buses were flagged off recently. They operate feeder services around Attibele/Chandapura. They've been put on 7 different routes (3F-1 through 3F-7), of which 4 touch Chandapura and 3 via Attibele.

Details can be seen in this press release issued by KSRTC.

For convenience, the routes have been copied as below:
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1.Feeder Route No: 3F-1 :Anekal bus station to Dommasandra
(Route - Kaval Hosahalli.ByagadaDenahlli, Marasoor gate, Iggalur, Chandapura, Ram sagara,ChikkaThimmasandra gate)

2.Feeder Route No: 3F-2 :Indlavadi circle to Adigondanahalli
(Route - CD Hosahalli, Kempuvaderahalli,Doddahavade, Chandapura, Lakshmisagara, AliBommasandra)

3.Feeder Route No: 3F-3 : Jigani APC circle to Handenahalli
(Route - Madapattana, Haragadde, Seetaanayakanahalli, Hinnakki, Ramakrishnapura, Chandapura, Narayanagatta, Muttanallur, Samanahalli, Sollepura)

4.Feeder Route No - 3F-4 : Shettahalli to APMC market(Huskur)
( Route - Marasuru, Chandapura, Heelahalige, Ramasagara, Singena Agrahara)

5. Feeder Route No: 3F-5 : Anekal to Sarjapura
(Route - Haldenahalli, Besthamanahalli, Mayasandra, Harohalli, Bakthipura, Arehalli, Attibele, Bidaraguppe, S.Medahalli, Thyavakanahalli)

6. Feeder Route No: 3F-6 : Dasanapura to Sarjapura
(Route - Ballur gate, Attebele, Jigala, Aadigondahalli, Sollepura, Handenahalli, Bikkanahalli gate, Billapura)

7. Feeder Route No: 3F-7: Samandoor to Narasapura
(Route- Halehalli, Mayasandra, Kambhalipura,Manchenahalli, Attibele, Bidaraguppe)
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KeSRTC gets JanBus for trials?
Are these for JnNURM-II?
Guess they've come for demo. KeSRTC should be inviting tenders for JnNURM-II shortly. They would also be releasing a "mega" tender shortly, including a good number of Air-suspension chassis for Super Express/Super Deluxe buses.
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Guess they've come for demo. KeSRTC should be inviting tenders for JnNURM-II shortly. They would also be releasing a "mega" tender shortly, including a good number of Air-suspension chassis for Super Express/Super Deluxe buses.
Tender is released for 1350 numbers of regular bus chassis and 150 numbers of air suspension chassis.
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Tender is released for 1350 numbers of regular bus chassis and 150 numbers of air suspension chassis.
Unlike TN RTCs, Ker RTC will never allot the tender to just one OEM. Hopefully they do the same, ie split the order with two or more. Eicher could be a contender this time along with AL and TM. I was surprised there are no Mini/Midi buses included in this tender.
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Do you by any chance have snaps of the new KDMT (Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Transport) mini-buses? Had seen quite a few AshLey Stags in Dombivli bus stand last week. All looked spanking new, and were a pleasant change from the rickety oldies
Finally got hold of some KDMT AL Stag 26str BSIII Mini city buses.
Details of these buses:
Model: AL Stag BSIII 4900 mm wb double door city bus.
Engine: H Series 4CTI 120 bhp BSIII compliance engine.
Gearbox: 5 speed synchromesh GB
Suspension: Front & rear Parabolic leaf spring.
Seats : 2 str X 10, rear 5 Seater & 1 co-driver seat in front.(26 seats)


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KeSRTC gets JanBus for trials?

Got these pics from the KSRTC FB group:

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Are these for JnNURM-II?


It does! Good to see this coming from TM.

Looking at the second picture, the bus does seem to have the AMT.
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Looking at the second picture, the bus does seem to have the AMT.
AFAIK JanBus is offered only with AMT
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Looking at the second picture, the bus does seem to have the AMT.
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AFAIK JanBus is offered only with AMT
Jan bus is available only with AMT. Reiterating, it should only be with AMT if at all it needs to qualify under UBS2.
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