Tata Motors has achieved a new feat by completing 1 billion kilometers on road with Delhi Transport Corporation in 7 years. DTC is one of largest CNG powered bus operator in the world, which operates both in and outside of Delhi.
Tata Motors DTC buses operate from 22 bus depots spread across New Delhi, ferrying more than 30 lakh passengers, covering approximately 4.70 lakh kilometers regularly, with a fleet availability of 96%, which is a world record in itself. They have a fleet of 2682 buses, which include low floor and semi floor A/C and Non A/C variants. DTC buses are the most popular means of public transport for intra city travel in Delhi. These buses have been catering to nearly 50% of the Delhi’s total commuters, and Tata Motors DTC buses have completed 1007127708 kilometers, as of August 15, 2015. In 2007, the Government of Delhi placed an order with Tata Motors to maintain 650 buses, which won another order to supply 2032 more buses to the DTC.
Various organizations use Tata Motors buses from DTC, for various significant ceremonies such as Independence Day, Republic Day and the Auto Expo. Tata Motors buses were also used to ferry national and international athletes, media persons and dignitaries during the 2010 Common Wealth Games in Delhi. This year also, Tata Motors buses were used during the visit of the President of the United States of America.
Mr. Ravi Pisharody, who is the Executive Director of Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Ltd. was saying, “It is very gratifying to have competed over a billion DTC kilometers, a true testament to the durability and quality built into every Tata bus.” Commenting on this occasion, the Managing Director of Delhi Transport Corporation Shri C. R. Garg said, “Tata Motors’ buses have served the citizens of New Delhi well, providing the city with a range of buses of superior quality, ensuring smooth and comfortable transit for all.”