Acting on nostalgia of double-decker buses which once plied the city roads, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) had called for tenders for 25 such buses. While four companies engaged in vehicle, or bus body manufacturing had taken tender forms, only one has sent its bid.
The transport juggernaut had issued a notice inviting tenders (NIT) for 25 fully built, non-AC, intra-city, double-decker buses, and adhering to BS–VI emission standards. As a part of the NIT, bidders would have to design, build, manufacture, test, supply and commission the buses. The pre-bidding was scheduled to be on February 18, and the last day of submitting the bids was February 25.
According to those who are familiar with recent developments, the four companies which had connected with the transport juggernaut in connection with the bidding are Eicher, Veera Vahan, M G, and Ashok Leyland. The sources confirmed that only Ashok Leyland sent the tender.
The bidders are expected to make their…