The Republic of Bashkortostan, also known as Bashkiria, purchased 30 NEFAZ 5299-30-51 city buses from Russian auto manufacturer OJSC KAMAZ earlier this year. The buses, running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), will operate in the city of Neftekamsk, located in the northwest of the republic on the Kama River.
The buses were received under the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation “On Approval of Rules for Granting Subsidies for Purchasing Gas-Powered Buses and Equipment for Housing and Communal Services”. The buses were delivered to the motor transport enterprise Bashavtotrans by the company jointly with ZAO Sberbank Leasing and KAMAZ’s official dealer of passenger buses – OOO Avtosbyt.
NEFAZ 5299-30-51 is a 12-metre 60% low-floor bus equipped with a Mercedes-Benz M 906 LAG/EEV/1 (Euro 5) gas engine and adapted for transportation of people with disabilities. The bus accommodates 105 passengers at most.