Tata Motors has completed the installation of vehicle charging infrastructure at the Worli depot of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) in Mumbai, reports MotorIndia. Worli depot will be the fourth BEST depot to be electrified, widening the reach of the city’s electric buses. The inauguration of the depot at Worli was held in a ceremony in the presence of Aaditya Thackeray, Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra; Kishori Pednekar, Mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation; Ashish Chemburkar, Chairman of BEST Undertaking Committee; Lokesh Chandra, IAS, General Manager, BEST Undertaking, along with delegates from Government of Maharashtra, BEST and Tata Motors.
Lokesh Chandra said: “We are delighted to start operations of electric buses from the Worli depot. The electrification of the fourth depot in Mumbai will enable wider reach of the environment-friendly electric buses and also enable newer routes for the benefit of the passengers. BEST stays committed to the electrification of its fleet and is pleased to be associated with Tata Motors in the feat.”
Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line – Buses at Tata Motors, added: “We are happy to announce the installation of complete vehicle charging infrastructure at the Worli BEST depot in association with Tata Power under the unique ‘One Tata’ initiative. Tata Motors has been at the forefront of offering the best technology for alternate fuel and been the leading manufacturer of electric buses in India. We are proud to be associated with BEST for the deployment, maintenance and operations of the complete charging infrastructure along with the supply of the electric buses.”