Buses in India

Buses in India

The market for buses in India has really picked up. The auto expo 2010 showcased a few new automobile giants trying to make their way into the Indian heavy vehicle industry. Auto giants such as Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland who almost enjoyed a sort of shared monopoly now have reason to put their thinking caps on. Automobile giants such as Mercedes Benz have set their foot into the Indian bus market and are all set to roll with their latest 3-axle intercity luxury bus priced at Rs. 85 lakh to Rs. 90 lakh. The demand for buses in India, be it public buses or luxury buses just seems to be on a continuous rise. The year 2009 saw a host of new public transport buses with latest technologies gliding the Indian roads but there is still much more to come. Domestic giants Ashok Leyland alone sold 63,926 units in the year 2009-10, as against 54,431 units in the previous year, posting a growth of 17.4 per cent.

India's commercial vehicle has grown exponentially and a host of new global players like Mercedes Benz are all set to gain a strong foothold in the Indian subcontinent. The latest buses introduced in India are equipped with the latest technologies, great looking exteriors and interiors and most importantly follow the norms of emission.

Types of Buses in India

Tour buses: These buses are meant for tourists to show them places.
Coach buses: Coach Buses are used for long term trips across cities etc.
Public transit buses: The Public Transit bus is the most common form of buses found on Indian roads. They are just another form of commuting like the taxi and subway used by civilians to travel from office to home etc.

Famous Buses in India

Tata Motors
  • Star Bus
  • Globus
  • Marcopolo Tata Motors

Ashok Leyland
  • Viking BS-I - city bus
  • Viking BS-II - city bus
  • Cheetah BS-I

List of Bus manufacturing companies in India

  • Kerala State Road Transport Corporation
  • Mahindra Navistar
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Tata Motors
  • Coach Line industries
  • Aglow Engineers Private Limited
  • Delite Technologies
  • Gujarat Corporation
  • Bhutani international
  • Volvo Buses
  • Swaraj Enterprise
  • Eicher Motors
  • Force Motors