Akash Passey, MD, Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd received the road worthiness (type approval) certificate from Dinesh Reddy, chairman, governing council, CIRT and R Balasubramanian, director, CIRT in Pune on Wednesday.
Passey said the new bus has a lot of features, especially braking systems and safety features, not seen so far in India. Volvo received the certification in 8 to 10 weeks, much earlier than they had expected. This will help them bring the product into the market in four weeks, Passey said.
CIRT, which has been testing vehicles and components for State Transport Undertakings across the country, is currently capable of carrying out 48 of the 58 tests. CIRT director Subramanian said CIRT prime focus would be on safety issues related to passenger vehicles.