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On June 1st, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) unveiled a new washing machine for its buses. Built in-house at the Bangalore Central Division (Shanthinagar) depot, KSRTC claims that the new machine is the first of its kind in India. The machine was inaugurated by KSRTC Managing Director, Rajender Kumar Kataria.
As per the press release shared by KSRTC, the new washing machine offers quite an upgrade on the earlier washing process.
The new system comes fitted with six brushes on either side, for improved quality of washing. Only two brushes were used to wash the vehicles in the past.
Soap oil is now sprayed automatically. This feature was not present earlier.
The roof top of buses will be washed with an exclusive brush. This feature too, was not present in the earlier system.
It takes only seven minutes to wash a vehicle.
The machine has been installed in the Shanthinagar depot which operates 128 Volvo buses, on 121 schedules.