Tata Motors has supplied the first batch of state-of-the art ultra EV air-conditioned electric buses to Srinagar Smart City via TML Smart City Mobility Solutions (J&K) Ltd, a Tata Motors Group company. The delivery of the electric buses is a part of its larger order to supply, maintain and operate 100 electric buses in Srinagar and 100 electric buses in Jammu, for a period 12-years for Jammu and Srinagar Smart City projects. The collaboration is a part of an initiative of Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir to establish an environmentally and financially sustainable network of public transport for Srinagar.
The zero-emission buses are indigenously built on a next-gen architecture, equipped with latest features, and powered by advanced battery systems. They are designed to provide a safe, comfortable and convenient intra-city commute across the city of Srinagar. The Srinagar Electric Bus Project is part of J&K’s integrated sustainable urban mobility of the city. This is for the first time such a massive transformation in public transport is happening in Srinagar and is expected to help decongest the city, make reliable, affordable and comfortable public transport available to our citizens.
Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 1,000 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 9.6 crore kilometres, with an uptime of over 95 per cent.