MADRAS FLEET INCREASE
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THE fleet of the Madras State bus transport undertaking rose from 381 to 402 in 1954-55. Twenty-five new Leyland Royal Tigers were obtained and four old buses were disposed of. The undertaking's annual report says that a heavy strain was placed on the maintenance section, as a large number of old vehicles was being kept.
Perkins oil engines have been installed in all the long-wheelbase petrol buses, This policy, it is stated, enabled a "reasonable standard" of operating efficiency to be maintained in the face of the prevailing difficulties.