Jamshedpur: Telco is the integral part of Jamshedpur has always been one of a kind. Surrounded by lush greenery, open parks and green meadows Telco has inevitably appealed the hearts of the masses. Visualized by the founder, J.N Tata, the plan was later executed by his son Dorabji Tata, the layout of Telco has been developed in harmony with its natural surroundings. In keeping with the high and noble traditions of the house of Tatas, the management of Tata Motors has taken the full responsibility of taking care and structuring this part of the city.
“ The township has its own identity. Away from hustle and bustle of city life, Telco Colony is well furnished with all the means essential for a living. Be it schools, markets, clubs, quarters and even spots for recreation and places of worship for all faith too. Telco Colony is one of those areas in the city to have the top most schools, a hospital to provide medical assistance, nearby markets, clubs and centres maintained by the town administration for avocation. At the heart of the colony lies the industry responsible for this magnificent layout and planning Tata Motors,” said Rakesh Prasad, a local resident.
Telco is also one of those areas to have the biggest industrial outlets of Jamshedpur to name a few Tata Cummins, Tata Lafarge, Tata Power, Indian Steel and Wire Product (ISWP). In an effort to keep the beauty of the natural setting of the area, trees, open spaces and features like rocks, outcrops, etc., which punctuate the landscape have been left, as far as possible untouched. As admirable, as it sounds one can always feel the warmth and snug when in Telco Colony.
The township got new identity with establishment of Tata Motors plant. With the plant manufacturing over 200 truck variants, ranging from multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers, tippers, mixers and special application vehicles, the Jamshedpur facility has led the company’s evolution into a manufacturer of global repute. Besides India, these vehicles are sold in South Africa, Russia, Myanmar, the SAARC region and the Middle East.
The Jamshedpur facility was Tata Motors’ first, set up in 1945, to manufacture steam locomotives. It led the company’s foray into commercial vehicles in 1954. It has been modernized through the decades, with a particularly intense scale in the last 10 years.