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.