Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced the successful installation of the complete vehicle charging infrastructure at of the Worli BEST depot. Worli depot will be the fourth BEST depot to be electrified, after Backbay, Malvani and Shivaji Nagar depots, enabling wider reach of the electric buses in the city of Mumbai. Tata Motors has been delivering the electric buses to BEST as per schedule. The inauguration of the Worli depot was held in a grand ceremony in the presence of Mr. Aaditya Thackeray, Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, Mrs. Kishori Pednekar, Mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mr. Ashish Chemburkar, Chairman, BEST Undertaking committee, Mr. Lokesh Chandra, IAS, General Manager, BEST Undertaking, along with delegates from Government of Maharashtra, BEST and Tata Motors.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Shri Lokesh Chandra, IAS, General Manager, BEST Undertaking, 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.”
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line – Buses, Tata Motors said, “We are happy to announce the completion of the installation of the 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.”