With an agenda of making public transport environment friendly, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackrey inducted 35 electric buses into Mumbai’s Fleet. This initiative is taken under the central government FAME II project. The project was inducted on 7 August, which is the foundation day for Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). On this occasion presence of senior officials of state government, BEST, and TATA Motors at BEST Bus depot Mahim was witnessed.
These are TATA star buses, with air-conditioning. The 12 meter long bus has a seating capacity of 59 passengers. The buses are manufactured by TATA motors, that these buses are extensively tested and validated across varied terrain. Engineered to deliver high performance, these electric buses also have wheelchair access that extends an automated ramp for specially-abled people ease. These electric buses also have intelligent transport systems (ITS), like GPS panic buttons and telematics systems, regenerative braking systems, and other features for efficient and smooth operations.