Ashok Leyland on Wednesday bagged an order of supplying 500 buses from the Sri Lankan Transport Board. 

The country’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, will be supplying 500 buses to Sri Lankan Transport Board (SLTB). The company is already done with the delivery of 75 buses to the country to mark its 75th Independence Day.

The order was a part of the Line of Credit extended by the Export-Import Bank of India, under the Economic Assistance Scheme of the Indian government.

Amandeep Singh, President, of International Operations, Ashok Leyland said, “More than 5,000 Ashok Leyland 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.”

“ 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. We also thank the Government of India for assistance towards strengthening Public Transport Infrastructure in Sri Lanka”

Sri Lanka Transport Board is the state-owned, single-largest bus transport provider with 110 depots throughout the Sri Lankan island, and operates buses in hilly routes, city routes and rural routes and also long-distance inter-city routes.

Sri Lankan Transport Board operates in diverse routes and conditions and the new buses would be best suited for roads in the rural routes.

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