Tata Motors Delivers First EV Buses To Srinagar Smart City Project

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  • The addition of EV buses to the public transport fleet is a welcome step for Srinagar.
Tata Motors Delivers First EV Buses To Srinagar Smart City Project

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer which has taken an early lead in the passenger EV market as well, announced that it has supplied the first batch of state-of-the art Ultra EV air-conditioned electric buses to Srinagar Smart City Limited, via TML Smart City Mobility Solutions (J&K) Pvt Ltd,  a group company.

The delivery of the electric buses is a part of its larger order to supply, maintain and operate 100 electric buses in Srinagar and 100 electric buses in Jammu, for a period 12-years for Jammu and Srinagar Smart City projects. The collaboration is a part of an initiative of Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir to establish an environmentally and financially sustainable network of public transport for Srinagar. The zero-emission buses are indigenously built on a next-gen architecture, equipped with latest features, and powered by advanced battery systems. They are designed to provide a safe, comfortable and convenient intra-city commute across the city of Srinagar.

The fleet of e-buses was flagged off by Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lieutenant General, J&K, Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K,  Junaid Azim Mattu, Hon’ble Mayor, Srinagar, Prashant Goyal, Principal Secretary, and other dignitaries.

Manoj Sinha, said the electric buses will change the paradigm of public transport in the city. He added that it was part of broader integrated sustainable urban mobility for the city.

Commenting on the occasion, Athar Aamir Khan, CEO, Srinagar Smart City Ltd, said, “Srinagar Electric Bus Project is part of our integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility of the city. This is for the first time such a massive transformation in public transport is happening in Srinagar. This will help decongest the city, make reliable, affordable and comfortable public transport available to our citizens.

Till date, Tata Motors says it has supplied more than 1,000 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 9.6 crore kilometres, with an uptime of over 95%. The Tata Ultra EV, with its full-electric drivetrain, promises low energy usage and operational costs. Equipped with electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, Intelligent Transport System (ITS), panic button among other advanced features, it prioritises comfort and safety to its commuters.

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