PMPML to scrap 400 diesel buses; take in 800 new standard buses

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 10 August 2017

Pune: The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) will be scrapping 400 diesel buses and they are expected to be replaced by 800 new buses this year, authorities said. 

“The PMPML is seriously considering scrapping a total of 400 diesel buses. These buses are old and not in a good condition. With the buses getting scrapped, they will be replaced by new buses totaling 800. However, a final decision in connection with the whole plan is expected to be taken at the PMPML board meeting scheduled on August 16,” an official said.

Pune: The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) will be scrapping 400 diesel buses and they are expected to be replaced by 800 new buses this year, authorities said. 

“The PMPML is seriously considering scrapping a total of 400 diesel buses. These buses are old and not in a good condition. With the buses getting scrapped, they will be replaced by new buses totaling 800. However, a final decision in connection with the whole plan is expected to be taken at the PMPML board meeting scheduled on August 16,” an official said.

“We plan to start a fresh fleet of mini buses which have arrived in addition to buying 800 new standard buses. The 800 buses will be arriving this year itself by the next quarter of the year,” the official added. 

CMD Tukaram Mundhe did not respond to text and WhatsApp messages sent to him regarding the same. 

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Standing Committee approved a proposal to include 1,550 buses in the fleet of public transport utility in July 2016.

The proposal to add more buses to improve public transport services. The PMC would pay Rs 40 crore for the purchase of 100 new buses and have allowed PMPML to seek financial assistance to buy 700 new buses and also get 750 buses on rent.

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