Itanagar, Much to the ease and comfort of the people, the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service Department has proposed to introduce Volvo Coaches in the transport sector of the State.
In this regard, Transport Minister Nakap Nalo, Government of Arunachal Pradesh along with officers of the Department had a meeting with the President-Bus Division and other officials of Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd to discuss on the deployment of Volvo Premium Buses in the State under public private partnership (PPP) model.
Government of Arunachal Pradesh has placed the Letter of Intent to Volvo Buses India to deploy the buses at the earliest for the convenience of long distance commuters.
Volvo 9400 B8R single axle BSVI buses with 39 pushback seats with leg rest were considered for induction in Arunachal Pradesh.
1 Volvo Bus with model no. 9400B8R (4X2) bearing Chassis No. YV3T 7U527L8202268 and engine No. D8*518913, with the Trade Certificate (YC) displayed on the bus KA 53 TC 24/3 was despatched from the factory OF Volvo Buses India in Hosakote, Distt Bengaluru on 1st December 2021 was put on display for demonstration purposes to the Minister Transport, the chief Secretary and senior officers of the Transport Department at civil Secretariat, today.
It is a new development in the Transport Sector of the State and with an objective to transform the public transportation system of the State into a high quality public transport, the Government aims to introduce more such Coaches in near future on the intra-state and inter-state routes.
The Department which has proposed to introduce 10 Volvo Buses has identified 6 routes which are, Itanagar to Guwahati via Tezpur; Itanagar to Dimapur via Lakhimpur-Jorhat; Itanagar to Tezu via Pasighat-Roing; Itanagar to Miao via Dibrugarh-Namsai, Itanagar to shillong via Tezpur Nagaon, Itanagar to Dibrugarh via Lakhimpur-Dhemaji.
The Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, Commissioner Planning Prashant S. Lokhande, Secretary Transport Dani Sulu, Special Secretary Transport Parul Gaur Mittal, DC Capital Talo Potom, Vishal Chugh Director- Sales & Service Market and other representatives of Volvo Buses India and others were also present in the meeting.