Automotive news / / Tuesday, 04-Mar-14 18:14:00 /
Scania Delivering 60 Buses for Public Transportation in Malaysia
Scania, the renowned named in the transport world, has delivered 60 fully facilitated buses for the purpose of public transportation to RapidKuantan, the public bus operators in Kuantan, which is the third largest city in Malaysia. These custom-designed Scania buses can transport 65 passengers and having an additional kneeling function as well as a ramp to offer easy access to wheelchair too.Photo 1:
For add-on comfort, the driver seating area is equipped with a fully adjustable steering as well as an electronic breaking system for added safety. There is also traction control and hill hold assistance features, which make driving experience more enhanced. The body is made with lightweight aluminum, featuring a bolted structure, which provides extra strength and durability to the body.
“Offering better public transport is the objective of this move” James Armstrong, the MD of Scania SE Asia announced on give away a symbolic key to the Rapid Bus Chairperson, Md. Rashid in Kuantan.Photo 2: Scania Delivering 60 Buses for Public Transportation in Malaysia
Rapid Bus is the subsidiary wing of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad, which is a transporting company fully owned by the Government of Malaysia and is aimed to reform the country’s public transportation system. In her media speech during the handover ceremony, Mohd Rashid also jotted the point that public transportation in Kuantan is now getting transformed and the people here will taste the fruits in the coming years.
“We have in progress with 32 buses back in Dec 2012 and later increased them further. Now I am so happy to declare that RapidKuantan has got a fleet of 80 Scania buses, all of them are fully air-conditioned and equipped with world-class facilities for disabled people too.” she said to the public. The reformation initiatives also include the implementation of a facilitated Bus Integrated System, making new and upgrading existing bus terminals, and new stops and hubs.