The central and state governments are making efforts day and night to increase the trend of electric vehicles in India. Electric buses have also started running in many states of India, so that pollution can be reduced. In this sequence, Tata Motors has won an order for the supply of 921 electric buses for the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).
As per the contract, Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain the 12-metre Tata Starbus, an indigenously developed electric bus. Which is designed for a period of 12 years for durable and comfortable travel.
Tata’s electric buses will run in these states
This is the third largest order placed by the state government to Tata Motors in the last one month. Earlier, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and West Bengal Transport Corporation had placed orders for 1,500 and 1,180 electric buses (WBTC) respectively to Tata Motors.
Commenting on the announcement, Satyavati, Managing Director, BMTC said, “We are delighted to place orders for 921 electric buses to Tata Motors. This order is necessary in response to Bengaluru’s growing need for clean, sustainable urban mass mobility. BMTC is happy to induct modern electric buses which will attract maximum ridership for eco-friendly public transport.
Talking about the features, this bus gets air purifier, fatigue free driving without clutch and gear shifting, Intelligent Transport System (ITS) for safety, facility of announcement from the driving seat, announcement before reaching the bus stop, with LED headlamps. Modern features like stylish interior and exterior, plush interior lighting charging port have been given.