Bhubaneswar: The senior vice president(Sales & Marketing) of Honda Motocycle and Schooter India, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Thursday said that the demand for scooters in Odisha is growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent, nearly “three times” that of the national industry growth rate.

“In Odisha, demand for scooters is growing by 25 per cent which is nearly three times the motorcycle industry growth,” Guleria said. Odisha is the 11th biggest motorcycle market in the country. However, there is an increasing adoption of scooters for commuting in the state, he said.

The senior vice president said,  “Honda has created a new record by way of  highest-ever sales in the state with 48,482 units in April-June.”  Stating that Honda’s progression in Odisha can be attributed to increasing customer trust in the brand and aggressive network expansion, he said to meet the growing demand, the company is increasing production capacity and launching new models, while taking its network deeper into the hinterlands.