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Tata Motors will be supplying, operating and manufacturing electric buses to Bengaluru.
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation has awarded Tata Motors an order for 921 electric buses (BMTC). Tata Starbuses will be arriving in Bengaluru. According to the contract, Tata Motors will supply, operate, and maintain 12-metre electric buses for a period of 12 years under the larger tender by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL). The order is part of a larger tender by Convergence Energy Services Limited, which is part of the government agency’s Grand Challenge initiative to procure 5,450 electric buses in five metro cities. Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad are among them.
Many cities are gradually transitioning to electric buses in order to reduce pollution and progress toward clean and sustainable urban mass transportation. Tata Motors is currently one of India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, with one of the most extensive electric vehicle lineups. Their electric vehicles have proven to be relatively dependable.
Various other states have also started adding electric buses to their fleet. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) announced that it will deploy 300 electric buses worth ₹500 crore, which will be supplied to it by Olectra Greentech. The buses will be delivered to the Telangana Transport Department over a period of 20 months, and under the FAME-II scheme of the government.
Tata Motors also has an order from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). The contract for Delhi is the same as the Bengaluru so the manufacturer will be maintaining the buses in Delhi also. Delhi Transport Corporation has ordered 1,500 electric buses. On the other hand, West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) has ordered 1,180 electric buses. Till now, Tata Motors has supplied more than 715 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 40 million kilometres. The manufacturer has a target to deliver 1,180 electric buses by 2023 end. They are also working on the requisite charging infrastructure.
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