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Tata Motors to supply electric buses to Lucknow City Transport Services

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

will supply 40 electric buses to City Services Ltd (LCTSL) in a phased manner in four months, the company has said.

"The electric buses are air-conditioned, have modern interiors and comfortable seats for 31 passengers. As an industry first, there will be air suspension for both front and rear axles to make travel more comfortable for the commuters," the company said in a statement.

The first such bus was flagged off here on Sunday by the state's

"The government of UP has a clear focus on revolutionising with sustainable, affordable and safe for the masses. We have collaborated with to bring to the people of state-of-the-art electric buses which will transform the with smarter, safer transportation, while providing a clean environment to the residents," Singh, at Urban Directorate said.

The bus will ply from Alambagh bus terminal to Gomti Nagar, he said.

"has always been at the forefront of the evolution and this order is a testament of our best-in-class solution tailored for the bus segment in India," Rohit Srivastava, (buses), Tata Motors said.

Manufactured at Tata Motors and Dharwad plants, the ultra electric buses will have a travelling range of up to 150 kilometers on a single charge.

The company has installed a charging station at the here for fast charging of buses. The indigenously developed vehicle offers superior design with state-of-the-art features. Li-ion batteries have been placed on the rooftop to prevent breakdown due to waterlogging. The batteries are liquid-cooled to maintain the temperature within an optimum range and ensure longer life along with better performance in tropical conditions.

The company has tenders to supply 255 electric buses to six public undertakings including WBTC (West Bengal), LCTSL (Lucknow), AICTSL (Indore), ASTC (Guwahati), J-(Jammu) and JCTSL (Jaipur).

In addition to this, the company is also working on developing its electric mini-bus segment in the near future.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:00 IST