Bus Industry in India

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The India bus industry forms an important part of the automobile industry in the country. Over the last few years, the bus industry has grown to a great extent and new types of buses with better facilities have come up. Due to the development of infrastructure and more roads, more and more people from the rural areas are also nowadays availing of the bus services. This has been a great help for the India bus industry.

With the recent innovations, more buses are being introduced into the market. These buses are spacious and comfortable. They are also eco friendly and the mileage is also pretty good. Nowadays, new types of buses are being introduced which are equipped with advanced facilities and services such as air-conditioners, passenger information system, air suspension system, high quality engines and transmission systems and so on. With more such buses being introduced, the customer base is also expected to rise pretty well over the few years.

The India bus industry comprises a number of classes and categories which are broadly based according to their uses and the services offered. Usually, the buses in the country consist of different categories such as:
  • Electric Buses
  • School Buses
  • Commuter Buses
  • Cruiser buses
  • Deluxe Buses
  • Mini Bus
  • LHD Buses
  • Tourister Buses

With the liberalization of the Indian market and also the increase in the commuter base, even foreign companies have started investing in the India bus industry. Premier global bus company Volvo set the standards by entering the luxury and tourister bus segment in the country. Recently, Mercedes has also entered the luxury bus sector in the country with its high class and advanced air conditioned buses. Apart from these, some well known bus companies are thinking of entering the luxury bus segment. They are Mobitec, Konevekta, Bitzer, and Allison Transmission and so on. Temsa, the global bus company from Turkey also plans to enter India by the year 2010.

The main domestic players in the bus industry in India are Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Swaraj Mazda, and Eicher and so on. In most of the cities in India, the skyline buses that ply are manufactured by Eicher. Most of the school buses and custom made buses are manufactured by Hindustan Motors Ltd while the main manufacturer of minibuses is Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

With more companies investing in the market and new varieties being introduced, the India bus industry will surely reap lots of profits.

Last Updated on June 26, 2015