Daimler Bus India received its first order of 20 AC buses in a successful bid for tender by the Government of Assam. The 1017 (10T) AC BharatBenz buses will be used for airport services, city and intercity transportation. This positive order comes as a welcome sign that the country’s economy is beginning to recover from the effect of the pandemic.The buses are being delivered through BharatBenz’s authorized dealership Abutani Trucking in Guwahati.
Karl-Alexander Seidel, CEO & Head of Daimler Bus India, said: “We are delighted that we won the bid of Assam State Transport Corporation. This is our first major foray into the STU segment and we will look out for more such suitable opportunities. The BharatBenz brand 1017 AC buses will provide a safe, comfortable ride for passengers using airport services, city and intercity transportation. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and long term relationship between ASTC & BharatBenz Bus, a reliable partner that enables profitability with comfort.”
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Germany and operating under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, is a full-fledged commercial vehicle player in the Indian market and the only Daimler entity worldwide with a brand dedicated to its home market: BharatBenz. DICV produces and sells in India above 9 to 55 tons trucks as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches and bus chassis.