Kondody Autocraft design KSRTC Buses – VIDEO
Tender was invited in September to buy buses, including the chassis and body parts of KSRTC. Ashok Leyland had won the tender and entrusted Kondody workshop, which is approved by the Central Institute of Road Transport to build the body.
Importance is given to passenger safety. The front and the rear doors are fitted with sensors and when someone stands on the footboard the door will not close. The air hole on top of the bus can be used as exit door during emergency.
Video – Manorama Online.
Earlier it was found that the bus body-building units in Pappanamkode, Mavelikkara, Aluva, Edappal and Kozhikode are under a huge financial crisis. Following this it was decided to buy buses from private companies on pilot basis.
According to rules by the Centre, the buses should have 11.9 m length and 2.5 m width. The route boards should be displayed on three sides with the front and rear boards in digital. With an expense of Rs 28 lakh, the buses will have 5 exits, including emergency exits, 49 fire resistant rexins seats with 75cm inter distance.
The move to procure fully built buses is in tune with the interim recommendations of the Sushil Khanna Committee to bring down the mandays for bus-body building in the KSRTC on a par with the all-India average of 205.