Allison Transmission equips over 600 Tata Marcopolo Low Floor CNG powered buses for Commonwealth Games 2010

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER, 2010 – Allison Transmission Inc., the premier global provider of commercial duty fully automatic transmissions, military transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems,has supplied automatic transmissions for 600 low floor buses used during the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in New Delhi.

Allison Transmission has worked with Tata Motors, the leading auto company and the official transport partner for CWG, to deliver buses which provided flawless transportation to officials, athletes, press, and spectators in Delhi. To support this massive public transportation program, a dedicated Allison Transmission engineering support team along with the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) managed the fleet, ensuring an excellent transport experience. Allison established a product support command center in Delhi staffed with Allison’s technical experts, service engineers and highly-trained service technicians from Allison dealer M/S Prem Nath Diesel Pvt Ltd, Delhi.

Mr. Ram Amarnath, Managing Director of Allison Transmission India Private Limited, said, “Allison Transmission along with Tata Motors is pleased to be associated with the prestigious Commonwealth games in Delhi and sincerely hopes that our Indian and international guests had a pleasant experience. The benefits of switching from a manual transmission to a smoother, more efficient Allison automatic transmission has been evident as more people are embracing these buses and enjoying the technology.”

Ensuring a world-class and comfortable transportation experience for the athletes, sports officials, media and general public was a key focus for the games organizers, and the Tata motors low-floor buses fitted with Allison’s automatic transmission provided a smooth, safe and convenient travelling experience for all attending the Delhi Games.  

The DTC had recently added over 2600 Allison-equipped Tata Marcopolo Low-floor CNG powered buses and about 700 Ashok Leyland Low-Floor CNG buses to its fleet.  These buses fitted with automatic transmissions have been providing seamless transportation solutions to Delhi citizens. This recent solution to the transportation challenges in Delhi has been swiftly implemented to provide Indian guests and international travelers a positive experience during CWG.  

Several cities and airport authorities across the country are modernizing their fleets of buses. Allison is helping Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver efficient, comfortable and clean public transport. Switching from manual transmissions to Allison automatics, the region is truly embracing and enjoying the benefits of this technology.

About Allison Transmission, Inc.:

Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison) is the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Allison products are specified by over 250 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in many market sectors including bus, refuse, fire, construction, distribution, military and specialty applications. Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, and employs approximately 3,000people. Regional headquarters with dedicated support staff are located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Japan. With a global presence in 80 countries, Allison has over 1550 distributor and dealer locations.