Indian auto components manufacturer, JBM Group launched its first True Low Floor Bus – ‘CITYLIFE’ that has been especially designed for intra-city travel in India. ‘CITYLIFE’ was launched with much fanfare at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in Greater Noida. Backed by a total investment of Rs.500cr, the bus will be manufactured in technological partnership with European bus-maker BredaMenarinibus (BMB). Two compressed natural gas models are included.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group said, “Our detailed market research indicated there was need for a safe, reliable and durable intra-city mode of transport. We are confident that our product will revolutionize intra-city travel and create higher benchmarks. State-of-the-art technology deployed in
every aspect of this bus will certainly make tedious bus journeys pleasant hereafter.”
Being manufactured at the company’s hi-tech facilities in Faridabad, Haryana and Kosi in Uttar Pradesh, these plants have the capacity to manufacture 2000 buses annually. The bus has been designed keeping in mind Indian traffic and weather conditions. Some unique features include a monocoque structure to ensure maximum strength and minimum weight, matching European standards for safety in case of front/side collision and rollover accidents. Additional safety is provided through five large diameter detachable CNG cylinders with an automatic valve close in case of leakage.
Two CNG engine options are available for the 40-seat bus:
(Source: JBM Group)