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16th May, 2019 13:56 IST

Chennai : Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, has bagged an order from African nation Senegal. This order comes from Senbus Industries, a company assembling urban buses in Dakar. Ashok Leyland has signed a contract for supplying 400 units of Ashok Leyland Eagle 916 Minibuses valuing Euro 10.06Mn. This order comes after the successful operation of 475 buses to Senegal’s Dakar Dem Dikk.

The Eagle 916 bus is a strong and sturdy platform, which has been developed exclusively for Africa. Featuring superior technology of inline pump with Euro Ill emission norms, maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, Eagle takes comfort, safety and profitability to the next level. Extensive on road product trials have been carried out with various customers in Africa. These buses have been tried and tested on numerous successful projects. The capital of Senegal will start receiving buses towards the end of June this year.

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

” We are very pleased to receive this order from Senbus Industries. This order will be a starting phase to connect rural remote areas of Senegal to urban cities and to promote sustainable mobility. This will further empower the private transport sector in Senegal under AFTU”,  Mr. Arijit Dutta Chowdhury, Vice President – Project & Defence Sales, International Operations, Ashok Leyland, said.

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