Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited’s Olectra Greentech has gained another order from Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to supply 300 electric buses.
The value of the order is approximately ₹500 crore and the buses should be delivered within 20 months.
The MEIL group company, Evey Trans Private Limited (EVEY), has received the Letter of Award (LoA) from TSRTC to supply electric buses under the FAME-II scheme of the Government of India.
These 300 E-buses will be supplied on a Gross Cost Contract (GCC) /OPEX model basis for 12 years. EVEY shall procure these E-buses from Olectra Greentech Limited, which shall be delivered over 20 months.
During the contract period, Olectra would undertake maintenance of these buses and the transaction between Olectra and EVEY is to be considered related party transactions and shall be on an arm’s length basis.
KV Pradeep, Chairman and Managing Director, Olectra Greentech Limited. said, “We feel happy to receive another prestigious order. We are proud to serve the Telangana citizens with our state-of-the-art zero-emission buses. Our E-buses have already been serving in Hyderabad for the last three years and are successfully transferring the passengers to the airport.”
He said that they would deliver the buses as per schedule and would give people the best commuting experience.
Currently, EVEY and Olectra Greentech Limited are operating E-buses in various State Transport Undertakings (STU) in the country, such as Pune (PMPML), Mumbai (BEST), Goa, Dehradun, Surat, Ahmedabad, Silvassa, and Nagpur.
The 12-metre, low floor, non-AC buses have a seating capacity of 35+Wheel Chair+D and the electronically controlled air suspension ensures a comfortable ride. The E-buses are equipped with CCTV cameras to ensure the safety of commuters, an emergency button and USB sockets for each seat.
The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery installed in the E-buses enable them to travel around 200 km on a single charge at 80% SOC, based on traffic and passenger load conditions.
The technologically advanced E-buses have regenerative braking system which allows the bus to recover part of the kinetic energy lost in braking and the high-power DC charging system enables the battery to charge in less than five hours, Pradeep said.