15 December, 2016
New Tata Motors buses flagged off in Amritsar by Deputy Chief Minister Shri. Sukhbir Singh Badal
Honorable Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal, today flagged-off four new Tata Motors Automatic Transmission buses, for the newly constructed Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Amritsar.
These fully air-conditioned buses are comfortable for both the driver and passengers and are equipped with doors designed for the Amritsar’s BRTS, for ease of passenger entry and exit. The buses have a capacity to handle a total of 80-100 passengers, at any given time.
Part of a larger order of 93 buses, the new buses are equipped with well proven new-generation Tata Cummins ISBe engines, air suspension and multiplex wiring meeting UBS II (Urban Bus specification) as specified by the Government of India. These buses also have higher acceleration cutting down on travel time, thus making these buses travel faster. The shorter wheel base of these buses also improves the turning radius in the city.
The new Tata Motors buses are also equipped with on-bus ITS (Intelligent Transport System), for Public Information systems, a Security Network system, vehicle Health Monitoring and Diagnostics. GPRS-enabled connectivity permits the bus to be connected to the Control room for Live Vehicle monitoring.
Tata Motors also operates similar BRTS automatic transmission, air-conditioned buses in Ahmedabad and Raipur.