New BRTS operations in Amritsar get four new AC buses, with Automatic Transmission, from Tata Motors

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For the newly constructed Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Amritsar, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal flagged off new Tata Motors Automatic Transmission buses. These four new buses are a part of a larger order of 93 buses. They are equipped with the new-generation Tata Cummins ISBe engines, air suspension and multiplex wiring meeting UBS II (Urban Bus specification) as specified by the Government of India. Tata has also rolled out similar BRTS automatic transmission, air conditioned buses in Ahmedabad and Raipur.

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These buses are claimed to have a higher acceleration of 0.8 m/sec2 that will help in cutting down on travel time. Their shorter wheel base improves the turning radius in the city. These fully air-conditioned automatic transmission buses are equipped with BRTS doors and have a capacity to handle a total of 80-100 passengers at any given time.

On-Bus ITS (Intelligent Transport System) has a 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 the Control room for Live monitoring.

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