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Monika Singh
Friday, February 09, 2018

A LOCAL bus company proudly showed off their new bus that was built by a local coachworks company.

Shore Buses Ltd based in Wailada, Lami, held a small ceremony to show their appreciation to Carpenters Motors and revealed the newly built bus to some members of the media on Wednesday.

Company manager Niraj Singh said they bought their first bus chassies from Carpenters and it cost them about $200,000.

Mr Singh said the body for the bus was built by Ba Body Builders & Coach Works Ltd.

According to Mr Singh they carried out tests to check the durability of the chassies and was happy to say that it stood their test.

The new addition to their fleet has the seating capacity for 74 passengers.

Mr Singh said since the company mainly serviced shorter routes, they believed that buses with larger seating capacity and open buses were the ideal mode of transport.

He said most of the bus companies that were buying and bringing in airconditioned buses were doing so because they serviced longer routes and those buses were suitable for their routes.

Meanwhile the company has two more Isuzu chassies under construction at their yard in Lami and once completed, the buses would take their fleet count to 68.

Mr Singh said they were grateful to Carpenters Motors for supplying them with the chassies without demanding for a payment up -front.

He said such business relationships allowed for the bus industry to grow.

Shore Buses Ltd provides employment to more than 60 people.

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