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Eagle to roll out buses from DC Design stable

Plans to offer airline-like services in Volvo buses designed by ace auto designer Dilip Chhabria

Vimukt Dave & Sohini Das  |  Rajkot/Ahmedabad 

Private Limited, a Rajkot-based private travel operator has roped-in noted automobile designer, for the designing of its special coaches, under the special service called 'Club One'. The premium luxury bus service will cater to high-end customers and will be launched on the Rajkot-Ahmedabad route post Diwali.

In the coming one year, has planned to invest Rs 40 crore on designing and will also purchase 20 B-9 R specially designed by DC Designs, the firm founded by Chhabria.

"Keeping in mind the executive class offered by airlines, we have decided to launch special 'Club One' bus service between Rajkot - Ahmedabad for elite class of people in Gujarat. We will purchase 20 new and invest about Rs 40 crore on designing by December 2013," said Jayendra Bavaria, managing director of Pvt Ltd. The company will launch two under the Club One service after Diwali.

Chhabria, promoter of the automotive design firm DC Design said, "We will be designing specialised for Private limited. The first lot would be coaches."

While his firm already designs customised coaches, Chhabria clarified that these would be an entirely new generation of buses, and not the standard customisations on offer at the moment.

Through its Club One bus service, plans to offer most of those facilities that are being offered at the executive class of any airline. These will include facilities such as personalised LCD monitor for each seat, service, food and bus stewardess among others.

For food supplies, has tied up with Ahmedabad-based Tomato’s Restaurant.

"Club One is the first of its kind service in the western part of India. After Rajkot-Ahmedabad route, we will include more destinations like Dwarka, Somanth, Bhuj and also connect leading cities of other states," said Bavaria.

is a group company of Eagle Group Private Limited in Rajkot and has been in the public transport business for last 35 years with its services connecting to neighbouring states including Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The company has a fleet of 85 buses, out of which 32 are and Mercedes Benz

The company grossed Rs 40 crore last year and it is targeting 25 per cent growth in the current fiscal with a targeted turnover of around Rs 50-55 crore.

First Published: Tue, November 13 2012. 13:06 IST