Dubai Municipality gets 130 buses from Gargash

DUBAI - Gargash Enterprises, Mercedes-Benz General Distributor, has supplied 130 buses to Dubai Municipality following the UAE fleet deal of the decade valued at an estimated Dh60 million ($16.3 million).

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Published: Sun 3 Aug 2003, 12:11 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 7:45 PM

The Mercedes Conecto o345 City Bus is the latest addition to Dubai's public transport system. With a capacity of 50 persons and over, Dubai Municipality will initially use the new fleet to transport the 14,000 delegates expected to arrive in Dubai during the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings in September.

"Dubai commuters deserve the safest and most comfortable way to travel. Mercedes Benz vehicles are widely recognised as leaders in both the private and public transportation sectors. We are strongly committed to the development of Dubai's public transport system and these Mercedes vehicles are a welcome addition to the Dubai Municipality fleet," pointed out Khalid Abdulla Khoory, Director of the Transportation Department, Dubai Municipality.

"We are delighted to have been selected to supply Dubai Municipality with these vehicles. The competition was extremely strong, however after due consideration it was decided that the Mercedes Conecto o345 City Bus was the perfect vehicle to meet both the short and long term transportation needs of Dubai Municipality," said Richard Barber, General Manager of Gargash Enterprises.

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