KAMAZ delivered the second batch of large-sized CNG NEFAZ buses to Novosibirsk.
It is worth reminding that the contract for delivery of 100 gas-engine NEFAZ buses was concluded under the program of renovation of municipal transport in Novosibirsk. It provides for step-by-step bus supplies: the first batch of 50 large-sized NEFAZ-5299-30-57 buses was delivered at the past year-end, 50 units more are to be supplied in the second quarter of 2022.
“All our vehicles arrived at the fleets of Novosibirsk within the timescale agreed. Moreover, notwithstanding working conditions complicated by sanction restrictions, KAMAZ not only ensured timely fulfilment of contractual obligations, but also kept the cost of buses on the same level. We handed over to the city 29 buses labelled NEFAZ-5299-30-57 which are already familiar to Novosibirsk’s passengers and 21 buses of the well-proven model NEFAZ-5999-30-56,” noted Director of Department of Passenger Transport Danil Ginyatullin.
Mayor of Novosibirsk Anatoly Lokot highly appreciated the new vehicles during acceptance and noted their large and comfortable passenger compartments, heating, air conditioning, passenger flow video control, security control.
The new buses are to appear on the city lines by autumn to run along five routes. Till the end of August, they are to be registered and prepared for operation. “We are close to decide on which routes the new buses will run,” informed Deputy Chief of Passenger Transportation Office of Novosibirsk Administration Mikhail Nikulin. “These are the routes connecting the left and right banks, and also lines crossing the center of the city.”
By the way, these are not the first NEFAZ buses added to Novosibirsk fleets. In April 2021, under the National Project Safe and High-Quality Motorways, the city received 40 extra-large NEFAZ-5299-40-57 buses running on compressed natural gas.