After delivering 117 buses to SOTRA in Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital, Abidjan, Tata Motors has bagged one more order for 500 new next-generation low-floor Urban city buses from the Ivory Coast.
Tata LPO 1924 RESLF buses delivered in Ivory Coast, have been developed with inputs from SOTRA, with a high degree of customization based on feedback gathered through city trails, over the last couple of months. Present at the delivery of 117 new buses in Abidjan, was Mr. Noel Tata, MD of Tata International & Chairman of TRENT and Mukul Manish, Regional Manager (North & West Africa).
Tata LPO 1924 RESLF buses are built by Tata Motors with with world-class aggregates from Cummins, Allison, Meritor and draped by the world-renowned body from Tata Marcopolo. These buses are changing urban transportation in Africa & Middle East as they come with pneumatic driver seat, automatic transmission, lower NVH, tilt & telescopic integral power steering. These buses have wide inswing doors at the front and outswing doors at the rear, six bellows air suspension, a wider gangway and comfortable seating which are new features and are being introduced to SOTRA’s bus service.
In his message, Rudrarup Maitra, Head International Business – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is extremely proud to have received this order from SOTRA and has worked very closely with them to give Abidjan, a truly world-class solution, through a tried and tested partnership meant to bring about change in the transport system in Cote D’Ivoire. With a dedicated team of Tata Motors engineers, having worked with SOTRA on-ground over the last 12 months, we have probably achieved one of the highest levels of customization in public transportation in the region, to deliver more passenger comfort, safety and efficiency to Abidjan’s bus service.”