Amristar joins the BRTS’d Indian cities like Surat, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Pune etc. The first phase just got opened for public transport. Amristar BRTS has chosen Tata LPO 1624 900mm floor height buses for their services. These buses are powered by Cummins ISBe 6.7l engine, producing 230hp power and comes fitted with Allison T240 Automatic Transmissions to minimize driver fatigue in city traffic.
These are fully air conditioned and are equipped with an air suspension system to ensure passenger comfort, which are also part of Urban Bus Specifications II. The bus has dedicated BRTS doors, means, there will be two way doors placed at a height and they will be matched to the platform. These doors will be at wheel base will not have steps. This means, passenger has to simply walk into the bus and eventually will lead to safe, easy ingress and egress of passengers. Each bus has a capacity to handle 80-100 passengers at a given time.
The Tata buses comply to UBS and are equipped with On-Bus ITS (Intelligent Transport System), which includes public information system, automatic vehicle location system, security network system, vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics. Each bus is linked with the control room for live monitoring through GPRS-enabled connectivity. Part of larger 93 buses order , 4 of these buses are supplied for the first phase of 31kms and will be increased once the project gets expanded.
Its to be noted that, Tata irrespective of any BRTC tenders, have won it consistently starting from AJL, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Tata buses are used in almost every BRTS projects in India including Surat, Raipur, Pune. Tata is quick to respond to the unique body requirement of BRTS tenders and its association with Marcopolo for body building have helped a lot in this context.