In its endeavour to provide safe and comfortable mass transportation to new and upcoming smart cities, Tata Motors has delivered 30 new buses to the BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation).
The new delivery is a part of a larger order of 1,385 buses bagged by Tata Motors comprising of the Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi and LPO 1512/55 BS IV buses.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was present at the handover ceremony, where Tata Motors Vice President (Sales & Marketing) R T Wasan said, “With the delivery of these new BS IV compliant buses, we at Tata Motors are proud of our continued association with the BMTC, having delivered our first bus to the corporation in 1998. This next generation fleet of connected Tata Motors buses reiterates our commitment towards the use of innovative technologies and concepts in mass public transportation, to meet the current and future needs of Smart Cities like Bengaluru. With a fleet size of over 2,200 Tata buses in BMTC’s fleet, we look forward to a continued partnership with them, in their vision to reinforce the public transportation system in the city.”
The Ultra 6/9 is a BS-IV ready fully-built bus equipped with a fuel-efficient TATA 497 TCIC engine which generates power of 92Kw@2400 rpm and maximum torque of 400 Nm@1,300 to 1,600 rpm. With a seating capacity of 30 seats, the new buses are nine metres in length, and 2.5 metres in width, with ample gangway.