Tata Motors Ltd has started supplying Tata Marcopolo fully-built front-engine CNG buses to route-cluster 2, under the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Ltd. cluster scheme. The company has received an order for 320 such buses. The BS IV compliant, Tata LPO 1613/55 CNG BSIV drive-train is driven by a 96 kw TATA 5.7 SGI Bharat Stage IV engine.
Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “With the introduction of the Tata LPO 1613/55 CNG BSIV fully-built, front-engine CNG buses, Tata Motors will comprehensively address the burgeoning need of the residents, with a comfortable and convenient offering, with the least CO2 emissions. Tata Motors has always been at the forefront in revolutionising passenger transportation, and has closely worked with the New Delhi transport authorities, for many years, to further increasing use of public transport.”
The bus has been mated with a GBS 40 gearbox for higher fuel efficiency, 330mm diameter clutch for enhanced life, heavy-duty forged-I beam and reverse Elliot front axle for better maneuverability.
CNG leak and fire detection systems in the engine compartment and road-speed limiter are included in the safety features.
Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd. (TMML), is engaged in the business of manufacture and sale of fully built buses and coaches in which Tata Motors Ltd has a 51% holding with the balance 49% being held by Marcopolo S. A., Brazil. The company produces buses for sale through Tata Motors.
There are 37 routes under cluster 2, one of the widest networks in the 17 clusters under the bus cluster system of Delhi government.
(This article compiled using information from a Tata Motors press release)