Srinagar: Transport Minister Sunil Kumar Sharma on Friday flagged off Scania Metrolink premium luxury bus at Sher-I-Kashmir International Conference Centre in presence of officials from Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) and Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU).
This marks Scania’s first successful association with JKSRTC, said a statement issued here on Friday. Scania is working with JKSRTC and ASRTU to bring sustainable transport solutions to J&K, in line with the state government’s vision of creating a sustainable future.
Mikael Benje, Managing Director, Scania India, said: “This is a milestone moment for Scania as we foray into Jammu & Kashmir in collaboration with JKSRTC and ASRTU. We look forward to offering an unparalleled travel experience to passengers in J&K. Also, we will deliver our industry-best aftermarket services and extend 24×7 service assistance”.
The Scania Metrolink bus offers superior Total Operating Economy (TOE), buoyed by industry leading fuel efficiencies, unmatched safety and best-in-class comfort. Scania Metrolink buses are the safest buses to ply on Indian roads. The Scania Metrolink buses delivered to different SRTUs and private fleet operators are showing good results and have received good passenger feedback. This is a testimony to Scania products’ superiority.
Scania is an active proponent of the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’, ‘Clean India’ and ‘Smart Cities’ initiatives and is making sustainable transport solutions a reality through all its products. Scania is a global pioneer in sustainable transport solutions and is bringing its offer, which is based on its ‘local waste to local fuel for local transport’ philosophy, to India. A truly customer centric company, Scania ensures outstanding Total Operating Economy (TOE) and vehicles with engines which can run on biofuels such as biogas, bio-ethanol, and bio-diesel.