Chennai: Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading CV manufacturer, will be supplying 500 buses to Sri Lankan Transport Board (SLTB).
As a part of the order, the company recently delivered 75 buses to the nation on its Independence Day.
The order is a part of a Line of Credit extended by Export Import Bank of India, under the Economic Assistance Scheme of Indian Government, a company release said.
The first batch of buses in the project was handed over by Gopal Baglay, Indian High Commissioner, Sri Lanka to Bandula Gunawardana, Minister of Transport and Highways Affairs at Colombo on January 5 this year.
Amandeep Singh, President – International Operations, Ashok Leyland said “more than 5,000 of our buses are currently in operation with SLTB and these new 32 seater buses are
expected to be put into operation in rural routes throughout the island nation”.
Ashok Leyland buses and trucks are also manufactured in Sri Lanka, and the brand “Lanka Ashok Leyland” is well known among Sri Lankans for their daily transportation requirements”, he said.