Tata Motors flagged off 123 new AC buses equipped with Automatic Transmission in Ahmedabad. These buses are in addition to the order bagged by Tata Motors for 3200 buses under the JnNURM - phase II scheme.
According to the people at Tata Motors, the automatic transmission buses will help save on fuel costs, due to efficiencies derived from constant engagement of both engine and transmission.
Mr. Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors said, "These air conditioned buses with Automatic Transmission are most suitable for BRTS operations and have been developed for the first time for Janmarg. Automatic transmission in buses will reduce driver fatigue, improve acceleration, manoeuvrability and overall passenger comfort and experience, and more revenue earnings per bus."
The buses are built by Tata Marcopolo and are being operated by private operators.