Potential to employ over 5,000
CEO and Managing Director of Ashok Leyland Vinod K. Dasari met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the Secretariat on Wednesday.
Mr. Dasari presented him with a proposal of setting up a bus plant in the Mallavalli Industrial Park in Krishna district with the potential of directly and indirectly employing over 5,000 people.
The facility will also include an electric vehicle development centre comprising a futuristic conveyor line, pilot assembly line and prototype development.
The plant in AP will be a green facility, with rooftop solar panels, LED lighting, battery operated vehicles for in-plant movement, positive water balance and zero discharge.
The plant will be situated in an area of 75 acres, and will have the capacity to produce 4,800 buses per year.