Truck and bus tyre manufacturer Continental India inaugurated their first retail concept store Sat Kartar tyres at Faridabad transport nagar, for heavy commercial vehicle tyres. Spread over 108 sq.m area, the store located off Mathura highway is expected to cater to both truck and bus customers. Looking to offer need based products in the future, Continental India is expected to launch more stores on the lines. The company is claimed to have more than 1400 dealers with a sales and service footprint in more than 100 locations pan India.
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will now charge fares from passengers travelling on its buses through e-ticketing machines. Aimed at overcoming loop holes in DTC’s existing revenue collection methods, the automated fare collection system will allow passengers to travel in both the Delhi Metro and other public transport options using a common mobility card.”By April 2016,all corporation’s buses will come under the project,” said Dr R S Minhas, Spokesperson, DTC. The ETM’s are expected to be installed in all the buses in the next six months, like in the cluster buses, following which the common mobility cards would be worked upon on priority.
Scania Commercial Vehicles India has handed over the 300th Scania P140 (8×4) tipper to VPR Mining Infrastructure. This marks a milestone for Scania in India. Speaking on the occasion, Anders Grundstromer, Managing Director, Scania India, and Senior Vice President, Scania Group, said, “The delivery of our 300th tipper to VPR marks a special occasion. Our relationship with VPR has grown stronger with time.”Scania P 410 (8×4) tippers come with a sturdy build. They are claimed to have a superior suspension, low kerb weight and fully automated gear system. Exclaimed Prabhakar Reddy, Managing Director, VPR Mining Infrastructure, “We have witnessed a significant increase in operational efficiencies and overall productivity with the deployment of these tippers.”
Maruti Suzuki is looking to build a low key network to market its Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) beginning 2016. A pilot is set to roll out during the current quarter in select four states across the northern, central, eastern and western region. The proposed network will be a no frills set-up,with a dedicated service station, helmed by the existing dealers of Maruti Suzuki. The dealerships, claim industry sources, would be a complete contrast to the bigger Maruti Suzuki outlets, and provide adequate financing options to the LCV buyer. The manufacturer is said to be in discussions to get Non Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and regional cooperative banks on board.