JnNurm funds are being used and announcements being made by BMTC about launching new busses on Blr roads..everything is being done in a hurry..
They are saying about 200 of Marcopolo's will be ordered..are they worth it? They cost 20-30% less than the Volvo's but have been found lacking in refinements which are basic at that cost!
1. The engines are way too noisy...even on normal roads..the bus struggles to start and passengers in the bus can hear the loud engine..even people in the traffic arround the bus can hear the loud noise!
2. The AC is not efficient..there are reports of passengers sweating inside the bus!
3.The automatic doors have issues and transmission too
With all the issues, is it really worth going for these busses..
On the other hand KSRTC low floor bus design has been found commendable by the centre http://www.deccanherald.com/content/52727/centre-commends-ksrtc-bus-design.html
Should we just go for such busses than the Marcopolos?