City Hoppa becomes first operator in Nairobi with Mercedes Benz buses

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Ms Karaya of City Hoppa receiving in the new Mercedes buses, the first of its kind in Kenya’s public transport

City Hoppa has already deployed her six Mercedes-Benz MB-917 buses recently acquired from DT Dobie on city routes and are also available for hire within Kenya.

The 41-seater buses were delivered to Imelda Karaya, the communications liason officer of Citi Hoppa by Srinivas Cheruvu, the finance director of DT Dobie and Mohamed Tajdin Chatur, the general manager sales for Heavy Commercial Vehicles.

“We are very grateful to Citi Hoppa for choosing Mercedes buses after a thorough assessment of the performance and specifications. Active safety features of the bus chassis include braking systems with ABS, precision steering and good road holding and comfort resulting from chassis and suspension systems specifically designed for buses,” said Mohamed Tajdin Chatur.

Ms Karaya said: “this is another endeavor to provide customers with comfort and reliability which are the hallmark of the green and yellow buses that weave through our city,” adding that Citi Hoppa next hopes to encourage the small vehicle owner to leave their car behind for this convenient, reliable and available service for a flat rate of Sh80.

The buses will ply through the Mombasa, Langata and Ngong Road corridors to serve both offices and estates in those areas. With the well trained drivers, conductors and ground customer services the new locally assembled buses exceed the specifications laid down by local regulations, meet the safety requirements of Daimler and have been approved as genuine Mercedes Benz products.