Tata Motors has delivered 50 new buses to the BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation). The new delivery is a part of the larger order of 1,385 buses bagged by Tata Motors earlier this year comprising of 350 Ultra 6/9 BS IV Midi and 1035 LPO 1512/55 BS IV buses.
Transport Minister, H.M.Revanna, Health and Family Welfare Minister, K.R. Ramesh Kumar, along with officials from BMTC and Tata Motors were present at the handover ceremony.
The Tata LPO 1512 is equipped with a fuel efficient ISBe 5.9 BSIV engine, which generates power of 98Kw / 131.4 hp @2500 RPM and maximum torque of 430 Nm@1300 to 1800 rpm. The vehicle is well assisted by Weveller Suspension at the front, which takes vertical load and offers stiffness, aiding the bus to travel in a straight line. Pneumatic suspension at the rear, make the ride comfortable for the commuter.
Tata Motors currently designs, develops and manufactures its buses in Pune, Dharwad, Pantnagar and Lucknow. Besides its partnership with ACGL of Goa for bus bodies, Tata Motors also has a joint venture with Marcopolo S.A. of Brazil, one of the largest bus body manufactures’ in the world, for fully built bus (FBV) solutions. Tata Motors’ approach of manufacturing FBVs (Fully Building Vehicles), meets the government’s new norms in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, wider bus gangways, with the flexibility to be powered by both CNG and Diesel.