Tata Motors with DTC together complete 100 crore km in 7 years
Tata Motors, among the top 10 truck & bus manufacturers’ globally, today announced completion of over 100 crore or 1 billion kilometers with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) in 7 years – one of the largest CNG-powered bus service operators in the world.
With 2682 buses, including low and semi-floor A/C and Non A/C variants, Tata Motors DTC buses operate from 22 bus depots spread across New Delhi, ferrying over 30 lakh passengers, covering approximately 4.70 lakh kilometers daily, with a fleet availability of 96%.
As the most popular means of public transport for intra-city travel, DTC buses have been catering to nearly 50% of the Delhi’s total commuter requirements, of which Tata Motors DTC buses have completed 100,71,27,708 kilometers, as of August 15, 2015. In 2007, the Government of Delhi placed an order with Tata Motors to maintain 650 buses, winning another order to supply 2032 buses to DTC. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said “”As a leading partner to State Transportation units, we at Tata Motors will continue to work with them in providing the right product and service solutions, enabling them to create and maintain a sustainable public transportation systems for SMART CITIES, with continuous improvements backed by technology. “
The completion of 1 billion kilometers in seven years by Tata Motors buses operating under DTC, is indeed a remarkable accomplishment said C. R. Garg, Managing Director, Delhi Transport Corporation.
Tata Motors is the country’s largest bus manufacturer with the most complete range of transit vehicles that meet day-to-day needs of commuters.