The board of directors has been presented with a proposal by PMC and PMPML to employ 300 buses to offer feeder service for Pune Metro users.
Pune: The board of directors has been presented with a proposal by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) to lease 300 buses to offer feeder service for Pune Metro commuters.
According to a civic official, “the ridership has increased on Garware College to Ruby Hall Clinic, Phugewadi to Civil Court, Vanaz to Ruby Hall Clinic, and PCMC to Vanaz routes,” adding that the necessity for bus feeder service was brought on by the inability to park cars close to metro stations.
According to the source, “PMC plans to use the $300 billion fund allotted under the 15th Finance Commission to also purchase buses that will help reduce pollution and benefit residents.”
Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro) public relations officer Hemant Sonawane stated that “Maha-Metro had requested for parking space near metro stations and feeder service from PMC.”
A joint committee of Maha-Metro and PMC has been constituted to identify parking spaces near metro stations, according to Shrinivas Bonala, head engineer project for PMC.
Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister, recently gave the go-ahead for PMPML and Maha-Metro to launch the feeder service.
Source- Hindustan times