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Tata Motors completes delivery of 23 state of the art buses, to the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. of Goa. These 23 buses delivered at a flag-off ceremony held in Panaji, and it is a part of an order for a total of 43 buses placed by Kadamba Transport Corporation, and also this is a part of a larger order of 3400 buses. This order was secured by Tata Motors under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) phase - II.

These buses were designed by the Automobile Corporation of Goa Ltd. (ACGL), which is the subsidiary of the Tata Motors. These buses were designed and made for after keeping the passenger and driver safety and comfort in mind, and these buses were tested for best operating efficiencies for State Transport undertaking companies. All of these buses come with a new front facade, which is clearly noticeable from a distance. Not only this. All of these buses come with Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as per UBS-II specifications, which will enable Tata Motors to monitor the performances in terms of number of trips and the off-road positions of these buses. This unique system will also signal pre scheduled maintenance via an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) system, which will be directly linked to the central control room server, via GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) and GPS (Global Positioning System). Through these systems the operator of these buses Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. will be able to realign bus routes easily, which will direct the drivers and conductors on board the bus through the high quality LED destination boards installed on the buses.

These buses come with a floor height of 900 mm and a length between 9-12 meters, and offer seating capacity for 30–50 passengers.

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Tata Motors delivers 23 buses to Kadamba Transport Corporation

Panaji, September 10, 2015: Tata Motors today delivered 23 state-of-the-art buses, from its subsidiary – Automobile Corporation of Goa Ltd. (ACGL), to Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. of Goa. The 23 buses delivered at flag-off ceremony held in Panaji today, is part of an order for 43 buses placed by Kadamba Transport Corporation, and is part of a larger 3400 nos. order secured by Tata Motors under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) phase - II.

Built by ACGL of Goa, these buses are designed for passenger and driver safety and comfort, and tested for best operating efficiencies for State Transport undertakings. The buses sport a new front face, noticeable from a distance.

Adopting Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as per UBS-II specifications, will enable monitoring of these new buses by Tata Motors, for performance in terms of number of trips and their off-road position, also signaling pre-scheduled maintenance via an OBD (on-board diagnostics), hooked-up to the central control room server, all via GPRS (general packet radio services) and GPS (global positioning system). These systems also allow Kadamba to easily realign bus routes, based on passenger occupancy rate, allowing them to simultaneously update revised routes on the buses high quality LED destination boards.

With a floor height of 900 mm, and a length between 9-12 meters, the new buses from Tata Motors offers easy entry and exist for upto 30 – 50 seating passengers, with a wide passage-way, facilitating easy movement of passengers, including those standing, with adequately appointed double overhead grab rods. Other safety features for passengers, include wide windows for maximum visibility and enabled for CCTV cameras for additional security to record movements inside the bus. Bucket type seats, rigorously tested suspension, tubeless tyres and lower NVH technologies (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) provide for a comfortable journey.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence and Government Business Tata Motors, “We at Tata Motors are proud to have received an order from Kadamba Transport Corporation, a prime partner to Goa’s public transportation system. The buses flagged off today are backed by technologies for a more connected public service, are built right here in Goa, at ACGL’s production facilities in Honda, Goa’s first major engineering unit.”

As the country’s largest bus manufacturer, Tata Motors has the most complete range of transit vehicles that meet the needs, from day-to-day travel. The company has continued to be a leader in this segment not just by setting technological benchmarks, but by adapting innovations effectively suited for Indian travel conditions. Tata Motors recently also showcased a wide variety of buses and coaches that cater to the entire gamut, from luxurious inter-city travel options, to safe transport choices for school going children.

Besides its partnership with ACGL of Goa, 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) transport solutions, with greater average speeds, safety and comfort, for a ‘Metro like feel’. Tata Motors approach of manufacturing FBVs, meets the government’s new norms of bus body building, as per AIS norms (Automotive Industry Standards), in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, wider bus gangways, with the flexibility to be powered by both CNG and Diesel. With a whole range of coach designs, e.g. microbus, intercity and touring coach, Tata Motors is able to actively participate in the development and implementation of solutions for mass passenger transport in the worlds’ main markets.

Tata Motors has also developed Electric Hybrid buses and Articulated buses to meet the future transport needs for the ‘Envisaged Smart Cities’.

The company recently bagged order for over 3400 buses under JnNURM – II. Balancing affordability for passengers, along with a world-class ’Metro’ like experience and long-term eco­nomic viability is a need of every transport undertaking and we at Tata Motors are committed to that need.

Tata Motors will impart training to drivers of the STU’s / operators on handling the new buses it will supply, including for that of general service and maintenance. The company is committed to support these buses by leveraging its large network of over 1800 Authorized Service set-ups all of which are geared to provide best-in-class service support, over the life cycle of these buses. At strategic locations we have upgraded our set-ups for the maintenance and repair of new generation bus bodies.

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