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Subsidiary of Tata Motors will operate 921 electric buses in B’luru

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Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced on Friday that Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has signed a definitive agreement with its wholly owned subsidiary, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd. for the operation of 921 electric buses in the capital Karnataka.

As part of the agreement, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd. to supply, operate and maintain 921 low-floor electric buses of 12 meters for 12 years. Tata Starbus Electric is a domestically developed vehicle with superior design and premium features for sustainable and comfortable commuting.

Commenting on the announcement, G. Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation said: “We are confident that the introduction of the zero-emission, eco-friendly buses will benefit all stakeholders and help reduce air pollution. Tata Motors’ extensive experience in electric mobility will certainly contribute to an uninterrupted, safe and comfortable commute in the city.”

Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, CEO and MD, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limited, said: “It is a momentous occasion for us as we sign the first definitive agreement under the larger CESL tender and we are delighted to be partnering with BMTC in their efforts to modernize and electrify public transport in the city of Bengaluru. At Tata Motors, we are constantly striving to develop smart, green and energy-efficient solutions for mass mobility. We are convinced that the electric buses will provide sustainable, safe and comfortable public transport offer to the commuters of Bangalore.”

Tata Motors research and development facilities have been working steadily to develop innovative mobility solutions powered by alternative fuel technology, including battery electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and hydrogen fuel cell technology.

To date, Tata Motors has delivered more than 730 electric buses across multiple cities in India, covering more than 55 million km combined, with an uptime of more than 95 percent.

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