Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Limited

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Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Limited
Parent Nagpur Municipal Corporation
Locale Nagpur metropolitan area
Service area Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Service type Commuter bus
Fleet 487
Daily ridership 160,000

Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Limited is a special purpose vehicle of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation to run transport services within Nagpur city.[1] In 2012, it was reported to have a daily ridership of 160,000 commuters per day.[2]

Operations[edit]

In 2007, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation signed an agreement with a private party to purchase the buses and operate them under a 'Purchase-Operate-Transfer' model and pay the corporation a fixed royalty per bus. The corporation was also to earn back 50% of its revenue from advertisements on buses.[3]

In 2013, it was announced that the Government of India would fund the corporations plans of building a new bus station at Mor Bhavan and a depot at Dhaba along with the provision of purchasing more buses.[4]

Fleet[edit]

An NMPL bus

As of now it has a fleet of 487 buses.They run in and around city and suburbs.In 2014, Swedish bus manufacturer Scania AB announced that it would hand over the first ethanol-powered city bus made in India to the Nagpur Municipal Corporation on the recommendation of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Transport, for trial runs.[5] The Ministry requested clearance from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in order to amend the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 to legally recognise ethanol as a commercial fuel type.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anparthi, Anjaya (11 June 2013). "Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Ltd to decide on second Nagpur bus operator". Times of India. Nagpur. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  2. ^ Chakraborty, Proshun (10 November 2012). "Nagpur Mahanagar Parivahan Ltd board's nod to hike Starbus fare". Times of India. Nagpur. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ Anparthi, Anjaya (4 July 2012). "Nagpur Municipal Corporation gets no royalty from city buses for 26 months". The Times of India. Nagpur. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  4. ^ Anparthi, Anjaya (4 August 2013). "More centre assistance for Nagpur bus service on way". The Times of India. Nagpur. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Swedish company Scania delivers first ethanol-powered bus in Nagpur". India Today. Jaipur. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Fleet of Ethanol-run buses awaiting ARAI clearance". The Hitavada. Nagpur. 18 August 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 26 September 2014.