Tata Motors to supply 200 electric buses to Jammu Smart City Limited
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Tata Motors to supply 200 electric buses to Jammu Smart City Limited.

Tata Motors will supply, operate, and maintain 200 standard-floor, 12-metre, and 9-meter electric buses in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tata Motors today announced that it won the tender of 200 electric buses from Jammu Smart City Limited. As per the tender, Tata Motors will supply, operate, and maintain 200 standard-floor, 12-metre, and 9-meter e-buses in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir.

150 units of 9-metre and 50 units of 12-metre Starbus electric buses will be supplied as part of the Government of Jammu & Kashmir’s initiative for environmentally friendly public transportation. The company will supply, operate and maintain Tata Starbus electric buses for 12 years.

Commenting on the announcement, Shri. Arun Mehta, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir, said, “With a major paradigm shift towards clean public transport, the citizens of Jammu and Srinagar need a green mobility solution. We are happy to reinstate our association with Tata Motors for our public transportation needs. These electric buses will not only be a medium to commute but will also be an enabler towards creating an eco-friendly Jammu & Kashmir.”

Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, HU&DD, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir, added, “Electric vehicles are the future of transport as they are eco-friendly, ideal for the urban environment, and contribute to reducing pollution levels.”

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Asim Mukhopadhyay, CEO, and MD of TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limited, said, “Sustainable public transport is the need of the hour, and we are delighted that Tata Motors has got the opportunity to serve the commuters in Jammu & Kashmir. Our state-of-the-art electric buses are equipped with modern features that define safe and comfortable travel. We are happy to support the Government of Jammu & Kashmir’s vision of providing eco-friendly transport solutions.”

Tata Motors has already received orders for 1,500 electric buses from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), 1,180 electric buses from West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC), and 921 electric buses from Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

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