DTC planning to modernise fleet to emerge modern bus provider:Sehgal

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New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Chief General Manager of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) V K Sehgal today said DTC was planning to modernise the fleet in the course of the year as part of its efforts to emerge as a modern commuter-friendly bus service provider.

Speaking at a function after the visit of Premier of British Columbia in Canada Gordon Campbell in one of the new low-floor eco-friendly CNG buses, at a DTC Bus Terminal at Central Secretariat, Mr Sehgal said,''the new fleet, with powerful CNG engines, is a demonstration of DTC's commitment to provide a safe and environmentally sound fleet incorporating the latest features that are sensitive to the needs of the commuters and take special care of the aged, disabled and school children.'' Speaking on the occasion, Mr Campbell welcomed efforts of Cummins and TATA Motors in bringing together environmentally sound public transportation for the DTC.

DTC's latest environment friendly bus, supplied by Tata Motors, is fitted with a Cummins B Gas International (BGI) engine manufactured in India under license from Cummins Westport. ..

K C Girotra of Tata Motors Limited said, Tata Motors was the first in India to launch modern low-floor and semi low-floor buses in 2005.

This DTC order is the single largest order for fully built low-floor buses received by Tata Motors till date.

The buses, powered by the Cummins BGI engine, are suitable for running on the routes of proposed Bus Rapid Transit System, and are expected to contribute to transform the city traffic system well in time for the Commonwealth Games.

On behalf of Cummins India Limited, Vice President Automotive Business, Arun Ramachandran said,''as New Delhi leads the way for Indian cities, by offering world class buses, Cummins India Limited is proud to be ready with localised Euro III compliant CNG engines that are capable of powering these state of the art buses and have exciting possibilities in other buses as well.'' UNI AR PD HT2120

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