Tata Motors begins deliveries of BS IV buses to BMTC

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 comprising the Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi and LPO 1512/55 BS IV buses.

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Tata Motors begins deliveries of BS IV buses to BMTC

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 comprising 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 on June 17.

RT Wasan, vice-president, Sales & Marketing, Tata Motors, “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 Bangalore. With a fleet size of over 2,200 Tata Motors buses in BMTC’s fleet, we look forward to a continued partnership with them, in their endeavour to reinforce the public transportation system in the city.”

Ultra 6/9
The Ultra 6/9 is a BS-IV fully built bus equipped with a fuel efficient Tata 497 TCIC engine which develops 92Kw at 2400rpm and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1300-1600rpm. The 30-seater bus is 9 metres long and 2.5 metres wide, offering ample gangway space for standees. These buses are also fitted with a fire detection and suppression system.

The ITS architecture defines the overall interconnectivity of the different sub-systems inside the vehicle, communication within the sub-systems (Passenger information system, Automatic vehicle location system, Security camera network system, Vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics) and connectivity to the backend solution for the transmission of real-time vehicle information. The single control unit ‘SCU’, together with the single bus driver console ‘BDC’, forms the nucleus of the on-bus vehicle intelligent transport system (OBITS).

LPO 1512/55
The Tata LPO 1512 is equipped with a fuel efficient ISBe 5.9 BS IV engine, which develops 98Kw at 2500rpm and torque of 430 Nm at 1300-1800 rpm. Powered by Tata Cummins SCR technology, the Tata LPO 1512/55 ensures good mileage in city operations. The company claims it will be one of the most fuel efficient 11-metre buses in the BMTC fleet.

Tata Motors currently designs, develops and manufactures its buses in Pune, Dharwad, Pantnagar and Lucknow. Besides its partnership with ACGL of Goa for bus bodies, Tata Motors also has a joint venture with Marcopolo SA of Brazil for fully built bus solutions.

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