Khodrocar|_ Surveys show that bus - minibus - van production has fallen by 62.3% by the end of August this year compared to the same period last year.
n January last year, Amir Hossein Qanaati, a former general manager of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, said: "Bus production is slowing down to provide liquidity to automakers. This should be provided by the transport companies and the municipal authorities.
According to him, there is the potential for in-bus construction in the country, and if financed, car companies are ready to build, supply and deliver them.
But with zero approaching bus production in the country and the need for second-hand bus imports from the municipality, it also came to the fore. Majid Kianpour, a member of the Majlis Civil Committee, also warned in this regard that buses operating in other countries for many years and now worn out cannot be imported under the pretext of a shortage of buses in and outside the city. To be sold to our country at great prices, and then to events like the one at the University of Science and Technology.
He emphasized that another consequence of widespread imports of used cars is the bankruptcy of bus manufacturers in the country and with these bus production measures no longer justified by economic considerations, I consider the best way to fix the shortage of buses in the country. It is the support of the government and the municipalities for the bus production factories in the country. By increasing the employment in the country, we can produce new buses with acceptable standards.
In this regard, car industry expert Hassan Karimi Sanjari told the Khodkar reporter recently, "In order to get bus production to busloads and peak days, it is necessary to make a proper and targeted investment in bus production and body design. "This investment, despite being seen as a replacement for the wreckage of its budget, unfortunately did not receive the funding and credit."
Also, Mohammad Reza Mansouri, a member of the Commission on Industries and Mines, told the Automotive Reporter, "There is no doubt that the return of automobile industry sanctions and the impact this has had on car product lines is certainly the first reason."
"Automakers have been able to supply and store a significant portion of their parts during the ride, but as sanctions do not allow replacement parts to be used, automakers have sought to reduce parts this year by reducing production," he said. "They found that this is also true of the bus production."
"We certainly should not delay investment in bus production because we have to use the capacity of mass production of engines and gearboxes that exist inside, and we should not neglect the capacity that exists in the country," Mansouri added. But the boycott debate has had a huge impact on the bus production sector anyway, and we hope that the government, besides the passenger sector, will also look at bus production to meet domestic demand so that we don't have to resort to second-hand bus imports. "
As previously mentioned, the condition of the bus fleet is not in a good condition due to the exhaustion, and every so often we see bitter accidents within cities and suburban roads. Ineffective technical examination, marginalization of bus production due to problems in the automotive industry, and failure to implement an urban and suburban fleet replacement plan have all worked together to keep the traffic moving on the roads. .