With Chennai as its main hub, the operator runs buses covering various routes in the southern part of Tamil Nadu and also in parts of Karnataka
Vignesh TAT, one of the fast-growing bus operators in South India, has put on road the first four units of the all-new Tata 1822 bus in Tamil Nadu. The company is the first to receive the Tata vehicles in the state and has got the bus body fabricated aesthetically at REC Coach Builders in Karur. The Tata 1822 bus comes with a gross weight of 17,800 kg and wheelbase of 6,925 mm. Built on the Tata LPO 1822 bus chassis, the vehicle is ideal for tourist and intercity applications. Powering the vehicle is a 5,635 cc six-cylinder Cummins B 5.6 L engine, driven by diesel fuel, producing a maximum power of 220 HP and a maximum torque of 850 Nm.
Doing the transmission duty is a six-speed (6 F+1 R) gearbox with Weveller air suspensions in the front and rear offering superior ride comfort to passengers. The bus is equipped with air brakes that take care of driver and passenger safety. At 13.5 m, the vehicles deployed by Vignesh TAT are in premium AC sleeper configuration with 36 berths, backrest, individual LED TV for each berth with spacious legroom. Vignesh TAT was founded in 2016 as a brand driven by innovation and technology by its Managing Director Vignesh Marimuthu who is an MBA from London.
In 2019, the company’s fleet stood at 46 vehicles including buses of multiple brands, all of which were plying as premium sleeper coaches with individual TV, air suspension and luxury interiors to deliver a fantastic travel experience for passengers. Fast forward to 2022, the company has become among the first in South India to launch 13.5 m buses to deliver a luxurious travel experience to its customers. Post the pandemic, the company has taken full precaution and preventive measures by following all necessary safety protocols including a double-vaccinated crew and driver workforce. With Chennai as its main hub, the operator runs buses covering various routes in the southern part of Tamil Nadu and also in parts of Karnataka.