IAB Report – Ashok Leyland Jan Bus launched, 1,600 units sold

Posted on: May 23, 2014 - 1:03pm IST

The Ashok Leyland Jan Bus has been launched. The company disclosed the new development on the sidelines of announcing its annual results to the media in Chennai last evening.

Ashok Leyland Jan Bus at the Bus & Utility Expo 2013
The Jan Bus has bagged orders for 1,600 units, with deliveries starting in the 1st week of June.

The Jan Bus got a soft market launch and has already bagged orders for 1,600 units from state transport units. The bus is the country’s first front-engined, low-floor, single-step entry vehicle in operation. Deliveries of the Jan Bus will begin in the first week of June.

After the 2nd round of buses for state transport corporations under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the Jan Bus has found its market.

Ashok Leyland Jan Bus advert press shot
The Jan Bus is a front-engined, flat-low-floor bus.

Of the 10,000 buses under the JNNURM scheme this year, 9,000 have been allotted and tenders for 6,000 have been issued, said the company. Of this 6,000, Ashok Leyland has managed to bag orders for 60-65 percent of buses. Ashok Leyland says that deliveries of units under the scheme will be completed before the end of this fiscal.

The 2013 Bus & Utility expo saw the Jan Bus featuring reverse and interior cameras, wireless connectivity to the bus depot, GPS-assisted route guidance and automatic ticket collection. It is not clear if all these features were included in the buses that are being sold under the JNNURM scheme.

Ashok Leyland Jan Bus – Image Gallery

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4 thoughts on “IAB Report – Ashok Leyland Jan Bus launched, 1,600 units sold

  1. harish says:

    guys, anybody have any idea about this 1600 janbus that the company saying they got order for Jnnrum 2 scheme.now its September 2015,as they say they will completed the delivery on the same fiscal year. i can see some 400-600 buses is on road including janbus exterior-ed buses.so where is the remaining stuffs….?

  2. m murugan says:

    improve luxura magicals also epand 2 private bus market soon multiaxle 50 36 40seats gaps toilet auto funtionig seats kitcens laptoap fitted seats raea camera multi funtion engine maximum 120two 140speed aclaass body like a volvo scanna down side have addtion space also ac personal lites high quality seats jimm massges thier self

  3. Aneesh says:

    Which all state RTC’s has finalised JNNURM 2 orders? AFAIK, due to elections all tendering process has been put on HOLD everywhere…….So the claim of bagging 60-65% orders is something which is not easy to digest….!!!!

    1. Vignesh says:

      There is nothing to call as ‘not easy to digest’. Allocations have started since Dec and orders were being released since Feb. Jan bus have created hype in the market and all STU’s wanted to try the same. Thanks to huge issues in the competitors vehicles and late deliveries in last JNnurm, now the balance have tilted in favour of Ashok Leyland.


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