Don’t use jammer on faulty buses: PMPML

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 30 May 2019

The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has requested traffic police not to use a jammer if the bus has broken down in the middle of the road and also not to impose fine of Rs 5,000. 

Pune: The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has requested traffic police not to use a jammer if the bus has broken down in the middle of the road and also not to impose fine of Rs 5,000. 

“Recently, the traffic police have started charging fine of Rs 5,000 the buses broken down in the middle of the road. As per traffic police, they have taken action against eight buses. Following this, the PMPML has taken the matter seriously. The number of breakdowns has decreased. We have requested them not the use jammer on PMPML buses,” said PMPML Transport Manager Anant Waghmare. 

He said, “It’s not the driver’s fault if the bus breaks down. Imposing fine puts the financial burden on PMPML. The fine amount is also very high.”

As per the information given by Waghmare, the number of break down buses has reduced from 80 per day to 55-60. If the bus breaks down, the matter is reported to Chairman and Managing Director Nayana Gunde. The report includes data such as who was present there during servicing of buses, who checked after servicing and others. After that, the action is taken against the responsible workshop staff. 

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