Tata Motors to provide eco-friendly public transport solutions to smart cities in Jammu and Kashmir Wins order for 200 electric buses to be operated in Jammu and Srinagar

Highlights:

  • Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain 200 12m and 9m standard floor electric buses
  • Tata Starbus offers superior design and best-in-class features for a comfortable journey.
  • Tata Motors has a strong order book of over 3,800 electric buses

Jammu, 19 years olde OCTOBER 2022 (GPN): Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, today announced that it has won the tender for 200 electric buses, launched by Jammu Smart City Limited, for Jammu and Srinagar. Tata Motors has entered into a strategic collaboration for the deployment of electric buses in the twin capitals of Jammu and Kashmir. The collaboration is part of an initiative by the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to establish an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable public transport network for Jammu and Srinagar.

150 units of 9-meter Starbus electric buses and 50 units of 12-meter electric buses will be provided under the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s initiative for environment-friendly public transport. Under the contract, Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain the Tata Starbus electric buses for a period of 12 years.

Commenting on the ad, Sri. Arun Mehta, Chief Secretary, Government. of Jammu and Kashmir, said, “With a major paradigm shift towards clean public transport, the citizens of Jammu and Srinagar are in need of a green mobility solution. We are pleased to re-establish our association with Tata Motors for our public transport needs. These electric buses will not only be a means of transportation but will also be a catalyst towards creating an eco-friendly Jammu and Kashmir. »

Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, HU&DD, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, added, “Electric vehicles are the future of transport because they are environmentally friendly, ideal for the urban environment and help reduce pollution levels.”

Speaking on occasion, Mr. Asim Mukhopadhyay, CEO and Managing Director, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limitedsaid, “Sustainable public transport is the need of the hour, and we are delighted that Tata Motors has had the opportunity to serve commuters in Jammu and Kashmir. Our state-of-the-art electric buses are equipped with modern features which define a safe and comfortable journey. We are happy to support the vision of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to provide environmentally friendly transport solutions.”

As of 2019, Tata Motors’ 40 electric buses have been operating in Jammu and Kashmir, along with a cumulative supply of 715 electric buses in several cities across India, which have collectively traveled over 40 million kilometres, with availability over 95%. Under a tender launched by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), Tata Motors has already received orders for 1,500 electric buses from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), 1,180 electric buses from West Bengal Transport Corporation ( WBTC) and 921 electric buses from Bengaluru. Metropolitan Transport Company (BMTC). Tata Motors’ state-of-the-art research and development facilities have worked tirelessly to design innovative mobility solutions powered by alternative fuel technology, including electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and fuel cell technology. to hydrogen.

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