3rd Edition of Ashok Leyland ‘India Bus Awards’ to be Held in Hyderabad

Source: NewsVoir | Published on 5th July 2017, 6:30 PM | NewsVoir |

India's most coveted & prestigious awards for excellence in the Bus Industry - Ashok Leyland India Bus Awards 2017 is back with its third edition to honour the spirit of innovation in the entire bus ecosystem.

This year, Ashok Leyland India Bus Awards will be a two-tier industry event, which includes conferences and awards. The gala event will take place on Saturday, 8 July 2017 at ITC Kakatiya in Hyderabad.

Shri KT Rama Rao, Honourable Minister for IT, Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, Sugar, Mines & Geology, NRI Affairs, Government of Telangana will be the Chief Guest of the event.

Shri P. Mahender Reddy, Minister for Transport, Government of Telangana will grace the occasion as the Guest of Honour.

The awards will be hosted by Bus Alliance India and is powered by Abhibus, India’s fastest growing online bus ticket booking portal.

Post the stupendous success of the previous two editions of India Bus Awards, we are delighted to bring the third edition to Hyderabad that will recognize, reward and honour achievement across the bus industry. Once again we will bring together the entire bus fraternity on this common platform to discuss debate issues in the industry while celebrating excellence,” said Mr. Biju Mathews, Director, Bus Alliance India and COO of Abhibus.com.

We are proud to be associated with the Ashok Leyland India Bus Awards 2017, in its third edition. The awards recognize excellence and honors the spirit of innovation in the bus industry. We at Ashok Leyland have spearheaded innovation in the bus industry and have to our credit many firsts in the industry. Ashok Leyland India Bus Awards is an important platform as it brings together key stakeholders to discuss, debate challenges in the industry, while celebrating achievement,” said Mr. T. Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, Global Buses, Ashok Leyland.

The awards identify and acknowledge the best in the entire bus ecosystem from manufacturing to operations to employee welfare, environment & public choice.

There are a total of 24 award categories across the 4 business entities including private fleet operators, state transport undertakings, bus manufacturers and bus body builders. The National Screening Jury puts entries from participating companies through a rigorous evaluation process.

Ernst & Young, LLP, are the official tabulators for the awards to validate the processes, bringing in transparency and credibility. A total of 750 nominations have been received from 665 private fleet operators, 70 entries form state transport undertakings, 5 entries from bus manufacturers and 10 nominations from bus body builders.

India Bus Awards in its third edition will be bigger, better and will be attended by some of the leading personalities from the bus and transport fraternity.

India Bus Awards 2017 - Award Categories

  • Excellence in Bus Transport Service (Passenger)

Private - 4 Zones, Pan India|Government/State, City - Pan India

  • Excellence in Bus Transport Service (Corporate,Schools).

Corporate - Pan India|Schools - Pan India

  • Excellence in Marketing Initiatives

Corporate - Pan India,|State, City - Pan India

  • Excellence in Employee Welfare

Corporate - Pan India,|State, City - Pan India

  • Excellence in Technology Adoption & Deployment

Corporate - Pan India,|State, City - Pan India

  • Excellence in Environmental Initiative

Corporate - Pan India,|State, City - Pan India.

  • Top Bus Driver

Private - Pan India,| Government-State, City - Pan India

  • Excellence in Bus Body Building

Private - Pan India, | Government - Pan India

  • Excellence in Public Transport Safety (Bus Manufacturers)

Public Transport – Pan India| Schools - Pan India.

  • Manufacturer of the Year (Public Choice Award)

About AbhiBus.com 

AbhiBus - which means Bus Now (in Hindi), was founded on a simple idea – An idea that would allow Indian Bus Travellers to book bus tickets by swipe of a finger or at a cick, from the convenience of their homes and offices. Today, thanks to enthusiastic employees, devoted partners and happy customers; abhibus.com has become India’s fastest growing online bus ticketing company.

Abhibus.com simplifies online booking of bus tickets for bus travellers all over India. With ticket inventory from over 2500 operators and 75000 routes, abhibus.com is the preferred choice of online booking, when it comes to bus travel.

Founded in the year 2007, AbhiBus Services (India) Private Limited is a pioneer in providing end-to-end software and other value added solutions for the Bus Transport Industry by leveraging the latest technologies.

The company also provides technology solutions to more than 350 large private bus operators in India, and 3 state transport corporations.

The end-to-end software solutions include e-ticketing systems, fleet management solutions, vehicle tracking systems, passenger information systems, logistics management backed by a 24x7 customer support centre.

Today, AbhiBus is also the preferred Information Technology Partner for State Transport Corporations and Private Bus Fleet Operators.

About Ashok Leyland 

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja group, is the largest manufacturer of buses in India, the  2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, and the 4th largest manufacturer of buses in the world. Headquartered in Chennai, it has 9 manufacturing plants in India and across the globe.

A US $ 3.2 billion (2016-17) company, and a footprint that extends across 50 countries, it has one of the most fully-integrated manufacturing companies this side of the globe. Ashok Leyland has a product range from 1T GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) to 49T GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) in trucks, 16 to 80 seater buses, vehicles for defence and special applications and diesel engines for industrial, genset and marine applications.

With the largest fleet of logistics vehicles deployed in the Indian Army and significant partnerships with armed forces across the globe, Ashok Leyland helps keep borders secure.

Pioneers in the Commercial Vehicle (CV) space, many product concepts have become industry benchmarks and norms. Ashok Leyland Pant Nagar plant is the first truck and bus manufacturing plant outside of Japan to win the Deming prize. Ashok Leyland has also recently been ranked as 38th best brand in India.

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