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Hispano delivers urban buses to Casablanca in Morocco

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Mumbai, Apr 11 (UNI) Hispano Maghreb, the fully-owned subsidiary of Hispano Carrocera -- in which Tata Motors holds 21 per cent equity stake -- has begun to deliver urban buses to Casablanca's urban transport operator, M'Dina Bus.

The company had bagged its largest-ever single contract to supply 800 urban buses to M'Dina Bus in July 2005, said a Tata Motors release here.

The contract is part of a massive renovation project of public transport in Casablanca. During the course of 2006, Hispano will deliver 200 buses, and the remaining numbers will be delivered over a period of three years.

The first ten buses were presented to M'Dina Bus at a ceremony in Casablanca, in the presence of Mohammed Kabbaj, Wali de Grand Casablanca, and the Mohamed Sajid, President of the Casablanca Urban Community.

These buses will be Hispano's Habit buses, 12 metres in length, built on Iveco chassis, which Hispano has been using regularly.

Since its establishment in September 2000, Hispano Maghreb, has rapidly become the dominant bodybuilder of luxury buses and coaches in Morocco. Alsa Group in Marrakech and the Ruiz Group in Tangeirs are its best Citybus customers, while CTM Group, Atlas Rider, Satas and Supratours, are loyal customers for luxury tourist coaches.

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