Ashok Leyland Will Deliver 1666 Buses to Tamil Nadu STUs

In one of the biggest RTC deals ever, Ashok Leyland will deliver 1666 buses to Tamil Nadu STUs. Know about the buses and the deal in detail.

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Representative image of a new model Ashok Leyland TNSTC Express bus. Source: Binay Sankar

Chennai, 13th October 2023: Ashok Leyland, India’s foremost commercial vehicle manufacturer and the flagship company of the Hinduja Group, proudly announces the acquisition of a monumental order for 1,666 buses from TN STU’s (Tamil Nadu State Transport Undertakings).

This order stands as the largest-ever BSVI procurement from State Transport Undertakings, further cementing Ashok Leyland bus’ dominant position in the bus industry.

Specification of the Ashok Leyland Buses That Will be Delivered to TN STUs

These Ashok Leyland buses will showcase Ashok Leyland’s in-house developed iGen6 BS VI OBD II technology.

The buses will have a robust 147 kW (197 hp) H-series engine, providing superior passenger comfort and safety. This move is expected to reduce the overall cost of ownership as well.

These BS VI Ashok Leyland buses will deliver in a phased manner.

Ashok Leyland Buses in Tamil Nadu STUs

TN STUs have consistently favored Ashok Leyland as their brand of choice, with a staggering 18,000+ Ashok Leyland buses currently operational in their fleet, accounting for over 90% of the total fleet.

Commenting on the Order

Mr. Shenu Agarwal, MD & CEO of Ashok Leyland, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Receiving the largest-ever BSVI order from Tamil Nadu State Transport Undertakings is a moment of immense pride for us. Our commitment to delivering value, coupled with our state-of-the-art technology and innovative solutions, not only solidifies our leading position in the Indian bus market, particularly with STUs, but also propels us toward exploring new horizons as we strive to meet the rapidly expanding public mobility needs of our nation. Our profound understanding of our markets and customers sets us apart and has been pivotal in our success in securing these orders.”

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, President- M&HCV at Ashok Leyland, expressed his excitement, stating, “This significant order for BS VI buses from TN STUs is a testament to our enduring association and decades-long relationship. With this order, we are poised to surpass the prestigious milestone of over 20,000 of our buses operating with TN STUs. This underscores the reliability, durability, and robustness of our buses. The cost of ownership and the product experience we deliver is the best in the industry.”

Ashok Leyland stands as the fourth-largest bus manufacturer globally and India’s largest bus manufacturer. This order marks another substantial stride in fortifying its leadership position, reaffirming the enduring trust that Tamil Nadu STUs consistently bestow upon Ashok Leyland’s exceptional products and services.

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