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CHENNAI, AUGUST 17

Leading truck and bus maker Ashok Leyland has won an order from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) for the supply of 300 Ashok Leyland buses for an undisclosed sum.

The order is for double-decker buses, which are expected to help in decongesting the busy roads of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. This procurement is against a tender under an Indian line of credit. The delivery will take place within eight months, according to a statement.

“Bangladesh is one of our key export markets and this order further strengthens our position. This order is testimony of our leadership in the country,” said Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland.

“Exports has been a strong focus for us to de-risk from the cyclicality in the Indian market and to globalise our product portfolio. This is a significant win for us and builds on the strong export growth we had last year,” he said.


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I am guessing these are the same Fuggly POS Titan double deckers. Eyesore is an understatement.

I wish they would give the contract to local companies to import Chinese components under ToT and assemble the darned things locally. Why give Ashok Leyland more excuse to pollute Dhaka?? Apparently these POS AL buses cost $300,000 apiece. Can you say RIPOFF, boys and girls?

Here is what they looked like when new (previous generation),



This is three months later, the bodies seemingly have been made from tinfoil used for laddoos....
 

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You get the body work that you pay for. AL makes the chassis and the body is often made by a contractor as per customer's needs.

This is a body from 2011:
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Or you can buy an Optare e-bus which is also owned by AL.
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You get the body work that you pay for. AL makes the chassis and the body is often made by a contractor as per customer's needs.

This is a body from 2011:
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Or you can buy an Optare e-bus which is also owned by AL.
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There are plenty of nice coachwork shops in Bangladesh too but engine and chassis is still the same AL...bad basis for building a bus (sorry but it is what it is). Thankfully AL sales can only happen here in corrupt govt. sales (low bidder) situation. I am sure even in India Volvo and MAN is preferred over AL.

Some products of local coachwork builders (mostly non-luxury intercity buses built on MAN, HINO and ISUZU chassis), Luxury buses are all imported of course.







This is a MAN sleeper coach assembled locally


Local body on Hino 1J chassis


Local body on Hino RN-8JSK


Hyundai Universe Noble bodies are assembled locally and are extremely popular



Some Hyundai Universe units go all the way to Kathmandu from Dhaka on scheduled service (1100 KM)
 

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Non luxury buses being built at one of many coachbuilders


One of the better examples of locally fabricated coachwork on Hino RM 2 chassis


Luxury coachowrk is not as common because of expense.
 
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I am guessing these are the same Fuggly POS Titan double deckers. Eyesore is an understatement.

I wish they would give the contract to local companies to import Chinese components under ToT and assemble the darned things locally. Why give Ashok Leyland more excuse to pollute Dhaka?? Apparently these POS AL buses cost $300,000 apiece. Can you say RIPOFF, boys and girls?

Here is what they looked like when new (previous generation),



This is three months later, the bodies seemingly have been made from tinfoil used for laddoos....
where do you bring so much hatred from that you find chinese parts so genuine just coz your country is doing business with India. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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There are plenty of nice coachwork shops in Bangladesh too but engine and chassis is still the same AL...bad basis for building a bus (sorry but it is what it is). Thankfully AL sales can only happen here in corrupt govt. sales (low bidder) situation. I am sure even in India Volvo and MAN is preferred over AL.

Some products of local coachwork builders (mostly non-luxury intercity buses built on MAN, HINO and ISUZU chassis), Luxury buses are all imported of course.







This is a MAN sleeper coach assembled locally


Local body on Hino 1J chassis


Local body on Hino RN-8JSK


Hyundai Universe Noble bodies are assembled locally and are extremely popular



Some Hyundai Universe units go all the way to Kathmandu from Dhaka on scheduled service (1100 KM)
70%-90% local private buses in my state look like this thanks to creative body shops, forget tourist buses and inter-city/inter-state. But govt orders are an entirely different matter. You need shops that can do big orders in a short time, economically and in the South Asian context, at an optimal durability instead of proper durability.

AL chassis and engines are good enough:
 

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