18 August, 2016
Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri. Siddaramaiah and Honorable Transport Minister of Karnataka Ramalinga Reddy, along with officials from Tata Motors, today flagged off 241 Tata Motors buses, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for operation in Karnataka by KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation).
The elegant looking buses are equipped with well proven new-generation Tata Cummins ISBe engines, air suspension, multiplex wiring meeting Urban Bus specification II given by Government of India. Buses have higher acceleration of 0.8 m/sec2 which would cut down on travel time thus making bus travel faster for daily office commuters. Body is designed with a well-spaced out gangway of 700 mm, higher passenger leg room to ensure passenger comfort.
On-Bus ITS (Intelligent Transport System) has Public information system, Automatic vehicle location system, Security network system, Vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics. GPRS enabled connectivity permits the bus to be connected with Control room for Live monitoring. Bus is also enabled for smart ticketing options.
To maintain good health, the driver’s seat is ergonomically designed with 4-ways adjustable mechanism. A wide-angle windshield will ensure maximum driver visibility.
Tata Motors has designed special training programs to train drivers and staff of Karnataka State Transport Corporation so that buses are operated efficiently. There are more than 13000 Tata Motors buses operating in STU’s of Karnataka.