Ashok Leyland, the prominent Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer and flagship company of the Hinduja Group, has proudly announced securing a monumental order from Tamil Nadu State Transport Undertakings (TN STU’s) for 1,666 buses. This milestone contract stands as the largest Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) order received from State Transport Undertakings, reaffirming Ashok Leyland’s dominant position in the bus industry.
TN STU’s have consistently preferred Ashok Leyland, with over 18,000 of their buses currently operational, constituting more than 90% of their total fleet. The newly ordered buses will be meticulously crafted for superior passenger comfort and will feature the cutting-edge iGen6 BS VI technology, boasting a robust 147 kW (197 hp) H-series engine. This advanced engine is expected to enhance safety, comfort, and significantly reduce the overall cost of ownership.
Expressing his enthusiasm about the achievement, Mr. Shenu Agarwal, MD & CEO of Ashok Leyland, stated, “We are delighted to have received this substantial BSVI order from Tamil Nadu State Transport Undertakings. Our commitment to delivering value, coupled with our state-of-the-art technology and innovative solutions, will not only uphold our position in the Indian bus market, particularly with STUs, but also enable us to explore new horizons as we strive to meet our country’s rapidly expanding public mobility needs. Our deep understanding of our markets and customers sets us apart and has played a pivotal role in securing these significant orders.”
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, President- M&HCV at Ashok Leyland, added, “This order signifies a prestigious milestone, with over 19,000 of our buses operating with TN STU’s. It underscores the reliability, durability, and robustness of our buses. The superior product experience and cost-effective ownership solutions we offer are unparalleled in the industry.”
Ashok Leyland, currently ranked as the 4th largest bus manufacturer globally and the largest in India, continues to fortify its leadership position with this groundbreaking order. The enduring trust placed by Tamil Nadu STUs in Ashok Leyland’s exceptional products and services is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to quality and innovation in the public transportation sector.