Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer 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 1385 buses bagged by Tata Motors comprising of the Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi and LPO 1512/55 BS IV buses.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah and Transport Minister, R Ramalinga Reddy along with officials from BMTC and Tata Motors were present at the handover ceremony.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Tata Motors, RT 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.”
The Ultra 6/9 is a BS-IV ready fully built bus equipped with a fuel-efficient TATA 497 TCIC engine producing 123hp and 400Nm of torque. With a seating capacity of 30 seats, the new buses are 9 m in length and 2.5 m in width, giving ample gangway space for standees.
The ITS architecture defines the overall inter connectivity of the different sub system inside the vehicle. It consists of Passenger information system (PIS) Automatic vehicle location system (AVL), Security camera network system (SCN) and Vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics (VHMD).
The Tata LPO 1512 is equipped with a fuel efficient ISBe 5.9 BS-IV engine producing 131bhp and 430Nm of torque. Powered by Tata Cummins SCR technology, the Tata LPO 1512/55 ensures good mileage in city operations.
BMTC is adopting technologically advanced buses which enhance the safety of the passengers. Both the buses from Tata Motors are fuel efficient and offers safety and comfort to the passengers.