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Busworld India hears of major investment in bus services across the country

This year’s Busworld India has recently concluded and proved to be a huge success. Not only were there a high volume of bus and coach sales but the exhibition also heard about major investment plans by the Indian Government in bus services across the country.


25 February 2013 - Busworld India proved to be a major success this year with high quality exhibitors, debates and nearly 2600 visitors and buyers. Held in Mumbai from 1 to 3 February 2013, Busworld India followed the well-established tradition of Busworld Kortrijk, where IRU will be holding its 8th Bus and Coach Forum in hosting an exhibition and parallel conferences where key concerns of the Indian industry and the wider global market, such as road safety and sustainable mobility solutions, were addressed by Indian and international experts.

The architect of the Indian Government’s plan under which stimulus funds were made available by the Central Government to provide 15,000 buses for service in 68 cities throughout the country chaired the final panel discussion of the event. At the discussion he announced an expansion of the bus investment plan, revealing plans to provide funding for 18,000 new more new city buses.


India, which looks to Europe for inspiration on vehicle design, performance, safety and regulations, is by far the world’s second largest market for buses and coaches. The strong domestic economy and ever-increasing expansion of both highways and local road networks, has raised demand for buses and coaches. It is also becoming an increasingly important exporter of buses and coaches, including assembly operations in several other countries.


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