Pune: Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) will run 10 buses from the Pune Railway Station and Pune airport to carry passengers coming to the city by train or flight.
Amid the 10-day strict lockdown in Pune city, no public transport facility including, taxis, auto-rickshaws or buses are available in the city. To ease intra-city transport of those arriving or departing from Pune railway station and Pune airport PMPML will operate special buses.
Anant Waghmare, General Manager (traffic), PMPML, said, “We are charging Rs 70 per person for this facility. It will help all, especially migrant workers who are arriving to Pune via trains and those who were stranded in a foreign land and are arriving at the airport as part of the Vande Bharat Mission.”
He further stated that already 10 zones have been created in Pune as well as in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area. As many as 10 buses will run in the zones.
District Collector Naval Kishore Ram on Wednesday had ordered Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) should resume their service in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad city areas for the convenience of about 10 thousand travellers departing and arriving from Pune Airport and Pune Railway Station.
Meanwhile, auto-rickshaws plying in the city must apply for the pass while ferrying passengers in the city. ACP Surendra Deshmukh (Traffic) said, “Over 640 auto-rickshaw drivers have been given passes. The auto-drivers should not overcharge the customers during the lockdown. Only auto-rickshaws which have passes will be allowed to travel.”
ALERT FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO BIHAR
Bihar government has declared a strict lockdown which will be imposed till July 31 amid the rise of coronavirus cases in the state. In the wake of this, railways have alerted passengers travelling Bihar via Pune-Danapur Express to make arrangements for local transportation.