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Ashok Leyland bags order for 400 minibuses worth Rs 80 cr from Senegal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hinduja flagship firm Thursday said it has bagged an order from Senegal, an African nation, to supply 400 minibuses worth 10.06 million euros (about Rs 80 crore).

This order comes from Senbus Industries, a company assembling urban buses in Dakar, the Senegalese Capital, said in a statement.

"has signed a contract for supplying 400 units of Ashok Leyland Eagle 916 minibuses valuing 10.06 million euros. This order comes after the successful operation of 475 buses to Senegal's Dem Dikk," it said.

will start receiving buses towards the end of June this year.

This project will provide to the country by expanding reach and covering the remote areas through AFTU, a leading private bus association of that run buses extensively across

"This order will be a starting phase to connect rural remote areas of to urban cities and to promote sustainable mobility," Ashok Leyland (Project 81 Defence Sales, International Operations) Arijit Dutta Chowdhury said.

This will further empower the private transport sector in under AFTU, he added.

As part of the order agreement, Ashok Leyland will supply with semi knocked down buses and collaborate on assembling them locally in Senegal.

The Eagle 916 buses are Euro III emission norms compliant and have undergone extensive road product trials with various customers in Africa, Ashok Leyland said.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 12:46 IST