DIMO recently organized a ceremony to recognize 35 Starbus customers where they were offered a free tour to the TATA Motors Manufacturing plants in Goa and Pune. The ticket handing over event was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently under the patronage of Mr. Gahanath Pandithage (Deputy CEO), Mr. Bishwadev Sengupta (Regional Head – South Asia TATA Motors), Mr. Vijitha Bandara (GM – TATA Commercial Vehicles) and Mr. Arup Baruah (Sri Lanka Country Manager TATA Motors).
The Tata Starbus range of buses is popular among travelers and operators at the same time. Offering a comprehensive series of variants, it comes in seating capacities that can accommodate up to 57 passengers. Functional to the core, the fully built buses in this range have a strong focus on comfort and offer unparalleled economy to operators. The Tata Starbus comes with the stamp of excellence from Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd., a Tata Motors Joint Venture with Marcopolo S. A., Brazil. The unique blend of customized and customizable set of features make the buses especially suited for different applications in school transport, as staff & contract carriage, in city and sub-urban transportation etc.
Tata Motors and DIMO have for over fifty years, continued to redefine the ways in which people look at road travel in Sri Lanka. From building the earliest trucks that acted as goods transportation vehicles to manufacturing chassis for buses that virtually support the entire public transport network in Sri Lanka, Tata Motors has always enjoyed a strong presence on Sri Lankan roads.
Today Tata Motors is the world’s second largest bus manufacturer with the most complete range of transit vehicles that meet every need arising in our day-to-day travel. It has continued to be the leader in this segment not just by setting technological benchmarks but also by adapting innovations effectively to suit travel conditions. It manufactures a variety of premium buses and coaches that cater to the entire gamut of utility vehicles and applications, from luxurious inter-city travel options to safe transport choices for school going children. While fully built buses come in a wide range from 12 seaters to 67 seaters, Chassis options vary from 4 tonne GVW (5m length) to 16 tonne GVW (12m length).
The Tata Motors Group global wholesales were 87,459 nos., in August 2011, higher by 3% over August 2010. Cumulative sales for the fiscal are 438,070 higher by 3% compared to the corresponding period in 2010-11. Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1,23,133 crores ($ 27 billion) in 2010-11. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. With over 5.9 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest truck manufacturer and the third largest bus manufacturer.
So whether you want to ensure that your child reaches school safely or wishes to take your family out on a holiday trip to the nearby hotspot, buses from Tata Motors guarantee a journey that is pleasant and comfortable. No wonder with trendy, durable and innovative features, the vehicles are the first choice for city and inter-city commuters, for children on their way to school and for travelers who seek optimum luxury during their journey.