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Olectra secures the largest supply order of 2,100 e-buses from BEST

Olectra e-buses (Source: Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL)

Olectra Greentech Limited (OLECTRA) has announced that it has bagged the biggest ever order for 2100 Electric buses from The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST).

The value of this order is Rs.3675 crores. Evey Trans Private Limited (EVEY) has obtained the Letter of Award (LoA) from BEST.

Earlier it had been declared as an L1 (Least Quoted) bidder (As per the disclosure given on 7th May 2022). This is also the biggest order (Letter of Award) in Indian Electric mobility history as of date.

This order is to supply the 2100 Electric buses on the Gross Cost Contract (GCC) /Opex model for 12 years. The EVEY shall procure these 2,100 Electric Buses either directly by itself or through its Special Purpose Vehicle from Olectra Greentech Limited (Olectra). The buses will be delivered over 12 months. Olectra shall also undertake maintenance of these buses during the Contract Period. This transaction between Olectra and EVEY is to be considered a related party transaction and shall be on an arm's length basis.

Commenting on this occasion, Mr. KV Pradeep, Chairman and Managing Director, Olectra Greentech Limited, said, "We feel happy to receive this biggest order from Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST). Running the largest Electric Bus fleet in India's financial capital is a matter of pride. We will deliver the buses as per the schedule and will give the best commuting experience to the citizens of Mumbai." 

Author : Debi Dash
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