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Tata Motors to supply 921 e-buses to Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation

Leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, has won the order to supply, operate, and maintain 921 electric buses from the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

The order is a part of the larger tender by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), and Tata Motors will will supply 921 low-floor, 12-meter starbus e-buses for a period 12 years, as part of the contract. The company has already won orders for over 3,600 e-buses in the last 30 days -- which includes orders for 1,500 e-buses from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and 1,180 e-buses orders from West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC). 

"We are delighted to confirm the order of 921 electric buses to Tata Motors. This order is paramount for Bengaluru's growing need for clean, sustainable urban mass mobility," said  G Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation.

"BMTC is happy to induct modern electric buses that will attract maximum ridership for eco-friendly public transport."

Tata Motor's Starbus e-bus.

To date, the company has supplied more than 715 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 40 million kms.

"We are delighted that Tata Motors' commitment towards modernising public transportation in India is further strengthened by receiving the prestigious order of electric buses from BMTC. Tata Motors has been at the forefront of developing smart, modern and energy efficient passenger commercial vehicles, catering to the needs of future mobility," said Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line – Buses, Tata Motors.

"We are confident that these environment-friendly electric buses will be beneficial for the residents of Bengaluru."

BMTC had placed its orders for e-buses under the CESL Grand Challenge.

"This is yet another significant milestone in the electric bus journey we are on. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Government of Karnataka and BMTC for their commitment and to Tata Motors for their collaboration," stated Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL).

Author : Shraddha Kakade
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