In a bid for the better transportation system, Ahmedabad receives 123 new AC buses fitted with automatic transmission built by Tata MarcoPolo.
The automaker had bagged an order of 3200 buses as under the scheme of JnNURM – phase II.
To say details about those buses, auto transmission is fitted to reduce fatigue on the driver’s part and also deliver better fuel efficiency. With the length measuring 12 meters, the floor height is touted of 900mm. Larger window panes adds an airy ambience. The wider passage inside and lowly positioned doors for easy entry and exit makes the task easier for senior citizens, school children and differently-abled. Other bits are electronic display boards and pneumatic door-operations for far better experience.
Commenting his views, Mr. Vernon Noronha, Vice President of Defence & Government Business at Tata Motors said, along with the well-designed aesthetics and ergonomics the revenues is also looked after for those private fleet owners. The receivers, Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd., too found it interesting.
On the other side, Tata Motors too had developed Electric Hybrid buses and Articulated buses to meet future transport needs for envisaged ‘Smart Cities’.