Recovery eludes bus sales as schools, public transport remain shut

For a country that has a relatively low car and two-wheeler penetration and a low per capita income compared to several countries of the world, public transport has been nothing short of a lifeline. The Covid-19 outbreak has, however, suddenly shifted priorities. The fear of infection spreading in public transport has seen more people shunning it in favour of personal transportation. A good indicator of the changing commuter behaviour is the sales number of auto companies. Though to some extent it is attributable to the inventory re-stocking at the dealerships ahead of the festive season.....

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