Ashok Leyland Delivers 10 12M Ultra Low Floor CNG Buses To Indigo

Ashok Leyland, the fourth largest bus manufacturer in the world has delivered 10 brand new 12M Ultra Low Floor buses to Indigo (InterGlobe Aviation). The new CNG powered ultra low floor buses from Ashok Leyland will operate at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital of Delhi.

Commenting on the occasion, Sanjeev Kumar, Head - Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Ashok Leyland, said, "IndiGo has been our long-term valued customer and we are glad that we have delivered consistently to them on the performance of our vehicles. These 12M Ultra Low Floor BS VI CNG buses with automatic transmission and full air suspension are a part of our expanding alternative fuels products range and has been developed by our in-house R&D team who have introduced many industry leading innovations in the mobility space. We will continue to roll out more such innovative products and solutions in line with market demand, which will help us in our journey to achieve our vision of being Top 10 commercial vehicle makers in the world."

Talking about the new additions to the airline's fleet of buses, Indigo issued the following statement, "Ashok Leyland has been our trusted partner for our domestic tarmac buses catering to our mobility needs. We are pleased to induct these CNG buses for our operations at the Delhi airport. This will further strengthen our relationship and we look forward to the continued performance, quality and service support delivered by Ashok Leyland." The new buses from Ashok Leyland will be used to ferry passengers and crew between the aircraft parked on the tarmac airport and the terminals at Delhi's international airport.

The new low floor buses are powered by Ashok Leyland's H-Series turbocharged and intercooled six cylinder engine that runs on compressed natural gas and produces 216bhp. The engine is paired with an automatic gearbox. Ashok Leyland claims that the new BS VI compliant buses deliver improved safety, comfort, and lower the total cost of ownership.

The new Ashok Leyland buses are 12 metres long, which explains the 12M in its name. The front end of the bus sports along with the rear ride on a full air suspension setup for added comfort. The new buses ride on tubeless tyres and also feature engine powered air conditioning.

Thoughts on Ashok Leyland's New CNG Buses For Indigo

Ashok Leyland's delivery of 10 new CNG buses to Indigo shows the company's commitment to producing newer and cleaner vehicles. With India slowly but surely shifting to cleaner energy solutions, it is good to see airlines shifting towards cleaner vehicles for their ground fleets. Hopefully, a switch to electricity powered vehicles isn't too far off.

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Article Published On: Saturday, November 6, 2021, 18:50 [IST]
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