In a significant development, Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and a prominent player in India’s commercial vehicle manufacturing sector, has successfully secured a substantial order for 1,282 fully built buses from the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC). This substantial order, noted as one of the largest single OEM orders from a State Transport Undertaking, is poised to further strengthen Ashok Leyland’s dominant position in the Indian bus market.
Under the terms of this substantial contract, Ashok Leyland will deliver 55-seater fully assembled BS VI diesel buses in a phased manner. These buses are designed to prioritize passenger comfort and will incorporate the advanced iGen6 BS VI technology. This technology will include a robust 147 kW (197 hp) H-series engine, which promises enhanced safety, comfort, and cost-effectiveness for the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation.
Mr. Shenu Agarwal, Managing Director & CEO of Ashok Leyland, expressed his satisfaction at the accomplishment, stating, “We are pleased to have won one of the largest OEM-built fully built bus orders from GSRTC. Our buses are known for their durability, robustness, and cutting-edge technology, making Ashok Leyland the preferred choice in the bus segment for both government and private customers. We take pride in offering unmatched cost-effectiveness and delivering exceptional product experiences, setting the highest industry standards. Our deep understanding of our markets and customers is what sets us apart and has been instrumental in our success in winning these orders.”
Commenting on this significant order win, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, President – M&HCV (Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles) at Ashok Leyland, remarked, “We are thrilled to receive this order from the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC). GSRTC has had a long association with Ashok Leyland, with more than 2,600 BSVI buses already operating successfully in their fleet, including 320 fully built midi buses. This latest order significantly boosts our order book from State Transport Undertakings to an impressive tally of over 4,000 buses. GSRTC has been a cherished long-standing partner, and we take pride in our consistent track record of delivering high-performance vehicles to them. These 11-meter fully assembled diesel buses will feature our in-house developed iGen6 BS VI OBD II technology, adhering to the rigorous AIS 052 and AIS 153 CMVR bus body standards.”
Ashok Leyland is India’s largest bus manufacturer and the fourth largest in the world. This remarkable order underscores the enduring confidence that customers consistently place in Ashok Leyland’s exceptional products and services. It represents another significant step towards solidifying the company’s leadership position in the industry.