Uttar Pradesh to import buses from China

September 8th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to import buses from China to augment the state road transport corporation’s fleet, it said here Monday.State Transport Minister Ramachal Rajbhar said talks with Kinglong Industries and Volvo China were in their final stages, and over 2,000 buses from China would hit the roads soon.

“In the first stage, buses manufactured by Kinglong Industries will be introduced and this will be followed by Volvo buses,” Rajbhar said.

The first consignment will be put into service by the year-end and the Volvo buses will start operating early next year, he added.

“Initially the buses will ply between Lucknow, Allahabad, Agra and Delhi,” the minister said.

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