BH CORRESPONDENT, PUNE: Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer has announced that it has completed the delivery schedule of the country’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered bus order.
Two units of 36-seater Starbus LNG AC models were delivered to LNG Petronet Limited in Dahej, Gujarat and two units in Kochi, Kerala. Tata Motors developed and delivered the LNG buses in the stipulated timeframe.
The handover event was held recently at the Kochi LNG terminalin the presence of Minister of Transport, Government of Kerala, A.K. Saseendran along with invitees from Tata Motors and Petronet LNG Limited.
Rohit Srivastava, vice president, product line – Buses, Tata Motors, said: “Tata Motors has taken a significant leap forward with a slew of alternate fuel technologies for sustainable mobility solutions and with the delivery of first Starbus LNG bus, we have ushered into a new era of transportation. We are proud to work with LNG Petronet Limited in an effort towards creating a lower-carbon future. Our in-depth understanding of sustainable public transport, while developing reliable and environment-friendly public transit options, has led us to excel in this competitive industry. With the LNG technology, Tata Motors is not only optimistic and future-ready but is also extending that capability towards the energy security of the nation.”