Indian commercial vehicle giant Tata Motors has delivered 50 buses to Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) today.
The current delivery of buses is a part of the order bagged by Tata Motors earlier this year comprising of 350 Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi and 1035 LPO 1512/55 BS IV buses.
Karnataka Transport Minister H M Revanna, Health and Family Welfare Ministe K R Ramesh Kumar along with officials from BMTC and Tata Motors were present at the handover ceremony.
Sandeep Kumar, Head-sales and Marketing -Passenger, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said “With the successful delivery of 50 new buses, we at Tata Motors take great pride in our continued association with BMTC. The next generation fleet of connected buses introduced today reiterates our commitment towards delivering world-class mobility solutions to the smart cities of tomorrow. We will continue to partner with STUs across the country to enhance end user needs, which will further help boost our efforts towards innovations in the public transport space.”
The Tata LPO 1512 is equipped with a fuel efficient ISBe 5.9 BSIV engine that generates power of 98Kw@2500 RPM and maximum torque of 430 Nm@1300 to 1800 rpm. Powered by Tata Cummins SCR technology, the Tata LPO 1512/55 ensures good mileage in city operations. These will be one of the most fuel efficient 11 meter buses in the BMTC fleet. The vehicle is well assisted by Weveller Suspension at the front, which takes vertical load and offers stiffness, aiding the bus to travel in a straight line. Pneumatic suspension at the rear, make the ride comfortable for the commuter.