PIMPRI: The cold war between elected members of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) Tukaram Mundhe ended after he assured elected members that he would resolve all of PMPML’s pending issues.
The Standing Committee of the civic body is now likely to clear the proposal for paying the amount of Rs 6 crore against the operational losses to the transport body.
The proposal was kept on hold for more than a month now.
The PCMC corporators have accused PMPML of givinstep-motherly treatment to Pimpri-Chinchwad.
The Standing Committee Chairman Seema Savale demanded that PMPML should strengthen internal bus service in the city, which has been neglected for a very long time by the transport body.
Mundhe invited the corporators to discuss these issues. Chinchwad MLA Laxman Jagtap, Mayor Nitin Kalje and Savale called on Mundhe, and after listening to the delegation, Mundhe assured that all the issues pertaining to Pimpri-Chinchwad will be resolved in the next three months.
MLA Laxman Jagtap suggested that PMPML should start air-conditioned bus services which will beconnecting Nashik Phata and Hinjewadi. Responding to this, Munde said that PMPML is going to start AC bus service connecting Nigdi to PMC headquarters in Pune.
This route will be considered at a later stage.
- As a relief to Pimpri-Chinchwad, the PMPML is going to review all routes.
- Around 80 mini buses that PMPML is going to purchase will be utilised for strengthening internal bus services.
- Mundhe said that HPCL has agreed to sell diesel at lower rates. PMPML will be able to save 80 paise per litre if the deal takes comes into existence.
- Ladies’ special bus services will start in the city in a week. These will be either exclusive services for women or 70 to 80 per cent seats will be reserved for women.