Tata Motors Delivers 30 Buses to BMTC
In our continued endeavor to provide safe and comfortable mass transportation to new and upcoming smart cities, Tata Motors today delivered 30 new buses to the BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation). The new delivery is a part of a larger order of 1385 buses bagged by Tata Motors comprising of the Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi and LPO 1512/55 BS IV buses.
Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri. Siddaramaiah and Transport Minister, Shri. R Ramalinga Reddy along with officials from BMTC and Tata Motors were present at the handover ceremony.
Mr. RT Wasan, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Tata Motors said,
With the delivery of these new BS IV compliant buses, we at Tata Motors are proud of our continued association with the BMTC, having delivered our first bus to the corporation in 1998. This next generation fleet of connected Tata Motors buses introduced today, 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 2200 Tata Motors buses in BMTC’s fleet, we look forward to a continued partnership with them, in their endeavor to reinforce the public transportation system in the city.
About the Tata Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi Bus
The Ultra 6/9 is a BS-IV ready fully built bus equipped with a fuel-efficient TATA 497 TCIC engine which generates power of 92Kw@2400 rpm & maximum torque of 400 Nm@1300 to 1600 rpm. With a seating capacity of 30 seats, the new buses are 9 m in length and 2.5 m in width, giving ample gangway space for standees.
The ITS architecture defines the overall inter connectivity of the different sub system inside the vehicle, communication within the sub systems and connectivity to the backend solution for the transmission of the real-time vehicle information. It consists of following sub systems
- i Passenger information system (PIS)
- ii Automatic vehicle location system (AVL)
- iii Security camera network system (SCN)
- iv Vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics (VHMD)
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)
These buses are also fitted with Fire detection and suppression system.