Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited

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Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited
PMPML logo.jpg
Overview
Locale Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad
Transit type Bus
Number of lines 365
Number of stations 3278
Daily ridership 8,07,511
Chief executive TS Dharurkar
Headquarters Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd, Shankar Shet Road, Swargate, Pune
Operation
Began operation 19 October 2007
Operator(s) Pune Mahanagar Palika
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
Number of vehicles 1382
An old PMT era bus with PMPML spotted in Pune university on route 25

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.

Operational history[edit]

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.[1]

Fare[edit]

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.

A JNnurm PMPML Tata Marcopolo bus parked near Pune University

Depots[edit]

A PMPML bus at Nigdi Depot
A PMPML Volvo at Swargate Bus Station.

PMPML currently has 10 operational bus depots.[2]

Sr. Depot name
1 Swargate
2 Narveer Tanaji Wadi
3 Kothrud
4 Katraj
5 Hadapsar
6 Marketyard
7 Pune Railway Station
8 Nigdi
9 Pimpri
10 Bhosari

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ PMPML. "PMPML - Fact Sheet". PMPML. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ PMPML. "PMPML - Depots and Stands". PMPML. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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