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They want to solve the shortage of tourist buses in Russia with “Cruises” and “Serpentines”

The government wants to solve the shortage of “normal tourist buses” in the country by including Russian passenger transport manufacturers in the federal preferential leasing program. This question discussed at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The topic was started by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development, Maxim Reshetnikov, who proposed to work on the issue. The head of state instructed not to delay this issue and to provide opportunities to use the state instrument as soon as possible.

According to the head of the Ministry of Economy, tourism companies need to purchase 3 thousand buses annually to meet demand and renew their fleet. Nowadays foreign models with long service life are used.

What do they propose to replace? The largest number of existing options is offered by the Volgabus plant. Now he has three intercity models in his line-up, which are visually similar to classic tourist buses with a high-mounted passenger compartment and a luggage compartment in the lower part. One of them – “Delta” – can accommodate up to 55 people.

Similar in number of seats, but with a Chinese Yuchai engine instead of a German MAN – “Marathon”. It can also run on gas. The manufacturer promises to equip the cabin with comfortable seats with an increased distance from each other, convenient shelves for hand luggage, and powerful air conditioning and heating systems. And at the request of the customer, audio and video systems, microphones for excursions and a toilet can be installed in the bus.

The manufacturer also has a slightly less spacious Serpentine. Here, with the maximum layout, 47 people can fit. This model is equipped with an environmentally friendly and economical gas engine. Visually, this option is more reminiscent of a city bus. But inside, at first glance, there are quite familiar comfortable chairs.

GAZ has another bus already in production with a claim to tourist status. It goes by the name “Cruise”. Its cabin can accommodate up to 47 tourists. The vehicle of the Gorky Automobile Plant is entirely based on the Scania platform and is equipped with its own engines. Passengers are promised comfort thanks to comfortable anatomical seats and a climate system, as well as warmth in any, even the most northern region.

Also this year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade promises to launch the production of buses at the Sollers enterprise in the Far East in company with Asian partners. The LiAZ plant is also preparing its own tourist version. The characteristics of these models are still unknown.

Earlier, TourDom.ru wrote that transport companies are increasing the cost of renting tourist buses.

Source: Tourdom

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