These buses are in addition to the order bagged by Tata Motors for 3,200 buses under the JnNURM – phase II scheme and are meant to reduce driver fatigue and provide for a superior commuting experience, Tata Motors said in a statement.
"These air conditioned buses with automatic transmission are most suitable for BRTS operations and have been developed for the first time for Janmarg," Tata Motors Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Vernon Noronha said.

Automatic transmission in buses will reduce driver fatigue, improve acceleration, manoeuvrability and overall passenger comfort and experience, and more revenue earnings per bus, he added.
The buses, built by Tata Marcopolo, are being operated by private operators. Tata Motors is the country's largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs 2,32,834 crore in 2013-14.

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