Tata Motors delivers electric buses to Jammu Smart City for green urban transport

The delivery of electric buses is part of a larger order to supply, maintain, and operate 100 electric buses in Srinagar and 100 in Jammu for a 12-year period as part of the Jammu and Srinagar Smart City projects.

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Tata Motors delivers electric buses to Jammu Smart City for green urban transport

Tata Motors, India's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has delivered cutting-edge Ultra EV air-conditioned electric buses to Jammu Smart City Limited through TML Smart City Mobility Solutions (J&K) Pvt Ltd, a Tata Motors Group company. This eco-friendly initiative, led by the Housing and Urban Development Department of the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, aims to establish an environmentally sustainable public transportation system in Jammu.

The Tata Motors electric buses, manufactured in India using advanced technology, offer emission-free and noiseless travel. Designed with a focus on safety, comfort, and convenience, these buses contribute to Jammu's efforts to provide reliable and zero-emission intra-city commuting solutions. The delivery of electric buses is part of a larger order to supply, maintain, and operate 100 electric buses in Srinagar and 100 in Jammu for a 12-year period as part of the Jammu and Srinagar Smart City projects.

The fleet was inaugurated by Hon’ble Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Govt of India, Amit Shah, in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries, Govt of India, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, and Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha. The event witnessed the participation of distinguished dignitaries, including Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Jugal Kishore Sharma, Gulam Ali Khatana, Ajay Bhalla (IAS), Home Secretary Govt of India, Atal Dulloo (IAS), Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir, Mandeep Kaur (IAS), Commissioner Secretary H&UDD, J&K, along with other Administrative Secretaries and delegates from the Government of J&K, Municipal Corporation Jammu, Jammu Smart City Ltd, and representatives from Tata Motors.

Commenting on the occasion, Rahul Yadav (IAS), CEO, Jammu Smart City Ltd, said, “Jammu Smart City Ltd is committed to improving transportation in Jammu with the introduction of electric buses. The goal is to enhance mass mobility, providing increased safety and sustainability, along with greater access and convenience for commuters. These advanced buses not only meet rigorous quality standards but also contribute to collective initiatives aimed at improving the city's air quality. Flagging off the Tata Motors' electric bus is in line with Jammu Smart City's commitment to reducing the carbon footprint and improving citizens' quality of life.”

Speaking at the momentous occasion, Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions (J&K) Pvt Ltd, said, “Tata Motors has been at the forefront of the electric mobility sector, pioneering advanced innovations in public transportation specifically tailored to address India's unique requirements. Our unparalleled knowledge of sustainable mobility solutions sets us apart, aligning with the government's push for electric vehicles. Electric buses will be a vital addition to Jammu's transportation system, providing numerous benefits that align with the city's health, environmental and economic goals. We eagerly anticipate playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of public transport in Jammu."

Tata Motors has demonstrated its leadership in the Indian electric bus market, delivering over 1,500 electric vehicles to various cities, collectively covering more than 10 crore kilometers with an impressive uptime of over 95%. The Tata Ultra EV, known for its revolutionary design and energy-efficient electric powertrain, prioritizes energy consumption, resulting in significant fuel cost savings and reduced environmental impact. Equipped with advanced safety features, the Tata Ultra EV ensures a seamless commuting experience, further solidifying its position as an ideal solution for sustainable urban transportation.

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