Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited
|Locale||Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad|
|Number of lines||365|
|Number of stations||3278|
|Chief executive||TS Dharurkar|
|Headquarters||Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd, Shankar Shet Road, Swargate, Pune|
|Began operation||19 October 2007|
|Operator(s)||Pune Mahanagar Palika
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
|Number of vehicles||1382|
Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML, Marathi: पुणे महानगर परिवहन महामंडळ लिमिटेड), is the public transport service provider for the city of Pune and Pune Metropolitan region, which includes areas surrounding Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
PMPML was created following a merger between the Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) and Pimpri-Chichwad Municipal Transport (PCMT). Formerly, PMT was responsible for public bus operations in the Pune city limits and PCMT ran buses in the neighboring sister city of Pimpri-Chinchwad.
In February 2008, the Union urban development ministry cleared a proposal to provide funds for purchasing 650 public transport buses for Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. The funds have been issued under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Of the total, 200 were supposed to be semi-low floor buses. The number of buses sanctioned for Pune is 500, while that for Pimpri-Chinchwad is 150.
At present, the PMPML has a fleet of 1000 buses, transporting about 800 thousand commuters daily. The organization runs buses in 376 routes across the Pune metropolitan limits, and has 10 bus depots and 20 major bus stations. PMPML has a staff of 8610.
Bus fares are charged on the basis of distance traveled. The fare varies as per the locale and is subject to increments by the organization. There are separate subsidized fare for children (3 to 12 years of age) and Senior Citizens (more than 60 years of age). No ticket is required for children under 2 years of age.
Passes are offered on weekly and monthly basis, including a Monthly Pass for regular commuters, a Student Pass (50% discount on the usual fare) and a Senior Citizen Pass.
PMPML currently has 10 operational bus depots.
|2||Narveer Tanaji Wadi|
|7||Pune Railway Station|
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