Tata Motors to supply 1,000 buses to Saudi Arabia

Tata Motors today said it has received an order to supply 1,000 air-conditioned school buses, estimated at around $50 million (about Rs 230 crore), to Saudi Arabia.

"Tata Motors has entered into an agreement with Hafil Transport of Saudi Arabia to supply 1,000 air-conditioned school buses," the company said in a statement.

The delivery of the buses would begin in April and would be completed during the year, it added.

Although the company did not reveal the value of the order, sources in the know said it would be of about $50 million.

"The buses will be used to transport girl students studying in schools operated under the country's Ministry of Education," the statement said.

Hafil Transport, with over 6,500 vehicles in its fleet, is one of the largest private bus and coach operators in Saudi Arabia, Tata Motors said.