Buses designed to offer efficiency and flexibility for various inter-city mobility needs; designed after performing extensive trials in different geographies of the country
Tata Motors Ltd today announced it has bagged an order for over 2,300 buses from various State Transport Undertakings (STU), reaffirming its commitment to provide best-in-class solutions for public transportation. The company will supply buses to STUs, including Rajasthan (RSRTC), Karnataka (KSRTC/ BMTC/ NWKRTC), Uttar Pradesh (UPSRTC), Tamil Nadu (IRT), and Andhra Pradesh (APSRTC). Tata Motors is working towards satisfying this order by February, 2020.
The company said it currently offers a comprehensive range of buses catering to multiple day-to-day travelling needs – from luxurious intercity travel options, to safe transport and driver-friendly choices. Tata Motors added that it leads in this segment by not only setting technological benchmarks but also by adapting innovations effectively to suit travel conditions in Indian cities and rural areas.
Tata Motors designs, develops and manufactures its buses in Pune, Dharwad, Pantnagar and Lucknow. Besides its partnership with ACGL of Goa for bus bodies, Tata Motors also has a joint venture with Marcopolo S.A. of Brazil for fully built bus solutions. The company’s approach of manufacturing Fully Building Vehicles (FBV) meets the government’s new norms in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, wider bus gangways, with the flexibility to be powered by both CNG and diesel. With an extensive product portfolio of future ready buses, Tata Motors will continue to play an active role in mass public transportation, with a commitment towards striking the right balance between sustainable growth and profitability.
Rohit Srivastava, Product Line Head, Buses, Tata Motors Ltd, said the company acknowledges the proactive approach of various STUs to maintain a sustainable mass public transportation system. Tata Motors takes great pride in having the opportunity to provide best-in-class mobility solutions, he added. Srivastava noted that the company’s in-depth understanding of sustainable public transport for different markets and customers is what differentiates it from its competitors. “With an order size of over 2300 Tata Motors buses across, we look forward to a continued partnership with all the STUs, in their endeavour to reinforce the public transportation system in their respective cities,” he said.