New Delhi: The public transport busses, in a view to provide better services to the passengers for both short and long distances, will have a facelift in the next two to three years. In this regard, not just domestic companies like Tata motors, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra and Mahindra but also international companies including Volvo, MAN have showed interest to make investments.

No more drunken drivers

European Union’s bus company Volvo has introduced a new kind of bus, which cannot be driven by drunken drivers. According to the technique installed in the bus, the driver will have to undergo a test, and if he is drunk the bus will fail to start.

Exit from both sides

Special lanes (BRT) are being constructed in 22 cities including Delhi, Ahmadabad, Indore and Jaipur. Ashok Leyland buses are named as Jan-Bus and would have five doors. These buses are too easy to maintain.

Emphasis on low cost buses

The bus manufacturing companies are optimistic that under the JNRUM project, at least 10,000 buses would be bought annually. Hence, they are aiming to keep the prices low. The MAN Force company which for the first time is selling its buses, have kept the prices of the buses 20 percent less than the it adversaries

High-brid busses to have a grab   

In the wake of increasing diesel and CNG prices, all the bus companies are concentrating more on high-brid buses. The new hi-brid buses of Volvo Company would consume 37 percent less energy.

(JPN/ Bureau)