One of the country's largest commercial
vehicle manufacturers Tata Motors received an order for 5,000 buses from 25
state and city transport undertakings across India. This order will post a
healthy growth of close to 80pc for Tata Motors in comparison with last year in
the order book. There has been an surge in purchases made by state and city
transport authorities indicating a renewed focus toward public transportation,
safety, connectivity and comfort. Tata Motors aims to execute all deliveries in
These buses have been ordered with varying
on-board customisations which focus on safety, connectivity and comfort. Buses
may be equipped with CCTV cameras, Destination boards, GPS enabled on-board ITS
(intelligent Transport System), Wifi, Mulit mode ticketing and on-board
diagnostics. keeping passenger comfort and safety in mind these buses will also
be equipped with Air-conditioning, air-suspension, low NVH systems, automatic
transmission and a more spacious cabin. Over 1500 of the ordered buses will be
fully built and integrated with these features, at Tata Motors JV manufacturing
facility at Tata Marcopolo (Dharwad & Lucknow) and ACGL Goa.
Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director,
Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd., said, “With these orders,
we at Tata Motors take great pride in partnering with various STU’s, in
delivering world-class solutions and to create and maintain a sustainable mass
public transportation system. We are encouraged by the adoption of latest
technologies by these STU’s, for fleet modernisation, lower total operating
costs and expanding user base & ridership. We welcome the collaborative
approach employed by these STU’s in bettering end user needs, which will
further help boost our efforts towards innovations in the public transport
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