Odisha Chief Minister, Mr Naveen Patnaik, dedicated 10 Volvo B8R 12-metre coaches to the state at a special event in Bhubaneshwar on September 3.
Volvo Buses India, a part of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), had earlier delivered these buses to the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC).
According to a press release, the fully-built Euro-VI compliant coach is powered by Volvo’s 300HP, D8K six-cylinder, direct-injection diesel engine. Ride quality, said the release, is optimised through the electronically controlled suspension system while safety is bolstered by the electronic braking system.
“We look forward to deploying these premium buses on a range of long-haul inter-state routes radiating from Odisha to adjacent states. Our objective is to leverage Odisha’s strategic location to provide connectivity to the whole region,’ said Mr Diptesh Kumar Pattanayak, CMD of OSRTC.
“The class-defining coach is proven performer on a diverse array of routes and duty cycles across the globe. We are confident that the bus will provide the highest levels of comfort and safety that Odisha’s discerning passengers deserve,” said Mr Akash Passey, President, Bus Division, VECV.