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Kolkata Corpn plans phase 2 of drainage scheme

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Sorurce : The Business Line Date : 21.04.2009

Kolkata Corpn plans phase 2 of drainage scheme

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Kolkata, April 20 The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has drawn up plans for the second phase of a sewerage and drainage improvement programme under the Kolkata Environment Improvement Project at an estimated investment of Rs 2,500 crore, according to the Project Director, Mr Vivek Bharadwaj.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 05:06
 

States order 7,815 buses under urban renewal mission

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Sorurce : The Business Line Date : 03.06.2009

States order 7,815 buses under urban renewal mission

Largest order from Andhra Pradesh.

 


Andhra Pradesh has placed the largest order, for 1,500 buses followed by Uttar Pradesh (1,310), Maharashtra (1,250) and Karnataka (1,100).


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New Delhi, June 2 Various States have placed orders for 7,815 buses under the one-time economic funding measure by the Ministry of Urban Development to boost urban transport under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The Government has so far sanctioned purchase of 14,695 buses for the various mission cities under JNNURM. According to an official release, Andhra Pradesh has placed the largest order, for 1,500 buses followed by Uttar Pradesh (1,310), Maharashtra (1,250) and Karnataka (1,100).

The orders include air-conditioned -low-floor, non-AC-low-floor, semi-low-floor and mini buses.

“West Bengal has finalised the purchase of 710 buses. Delhi has ordered 625 and Kerala 320 buses so far under the scheme,” the release said.

Under the second stimulus package announced by the Government earlier this year, it was decided that States would be provided assistance in the form of a grant under the JNNURM for the purchase of buses before June 30.

The financing is meant exclusively for city bus service and Bus Rapid Transit System for all mission cities.

“The funding of buses under JNNURM will give a boost to the automobile industry.

The funding is shared by the Centre, States and the Municipal bodies.

The size of the Central allocation depends on the population density of the recipient mission cities,” the release pointed out.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 04:59
 

Tata Motors bags a lion’s share of bus orders under JNNURM

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Sorurce : The Business Line Date : 04.06.2009

Tata Motors bags a lion’s share of bus orders under JNNURM

Ashok Leyland gets orders for 3,200 vehicles.

 


The bus procurement scheme of States under the JNNURM was announced as a part of the fiscal stimulus package to provide impetus to the commercial vehicle producers.


Priyanka Vyas

New Delhi, June 3 Tata Motors has bagged a lion’s share of bus orders under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Of the 7,815 buses – for which orders have been placed by various State Governments under the programme – Tata Motors is estimated to have got orders for 4,689 buses.

“Of the order for about 8,000 buses, which has been cleared so far under the JNNURM scheme, Tata Motors has got about 60 per cent,” said a Tata Motors spokesperson in an email response.

Ashok Leyland, the country’s second largest commercial vehicle maker, has got an order of 3,200 buses.

“We have an order of 3,200 units so far. These are fully-built, low-floor buses with certain specifications. We are ramping up production to ensure deliveries in four to six months,” Mr Rajive Saharia, Executive Director, Marketing, Ashok Leyland, told Business Line.

Players in game

A spokesperson for Eicher Motors said it was against the company policy to disclose its order book while the company was participating in a programme.

Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland are the largest players. Other producers include Eicher Motors, Volvo Buses and Swaraj Mazda. Mahindra & Mahindra and Force Motors also make small buses that are classified as passenger carriers in the light commercial vehicles segment, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

During 2008-09, sale of Tata Motors’ medium and heavy buses dipped 8.83 per cent to 15,442 units. Ashok Leyland too saw a similar decline in sales in the same period, to 16,049 units.

States’ orders

The bus procurement scheme of States under the JNNURM was announced as a part of the fiscal stimulus package to provide impetus to the commercial vehicle producers, who were facing a difficult time with sales having nosedived. The deadline is to place an order of 14,695 buses by the end of the month.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Urban Development, Andhra Pradesh leads the race in placing orders, having placed an order of 1,500 units.

The others in the fray are Uttar Pradesh at 1,310 units, Maharashtra at 1,250 and Karnataka at 1,100 units. Kerala, West Bengal and Delhi too have finalised their orders recently.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 04:55
 


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