PMPML gears as much as convert midi bus fleet from diesel-run to CNG, Auto Information, Automobilnews
PUNE: With the costs of petrol and diesel at an all-time excessive, the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Restricted (PMPML) plans to transform 233 of its diesel-run mid-sized buses to CNG, officers have stated.Rajendra Jagtap, chairman and managing director of PMPML instructed TOI that talks pertaining to the conversion had been initiated with Maharashtra Pure Gasoline Ltd (MNGL) and Pune Municipal Company (PMC). “Now we have written to PMC and MNGL. The price of changing the buses into the CNG variant might be recovered inside a yr,” Jagtap stated.
On Sunday, a litre of diesel within the metropolis price Rs 92.61, the best ever in Pune. The worth of a litre of petrol stood at Rs 101.96.
“The swap will be certain that the bus’s engine life extends past 10 years and the operational price reduces. Additionally, CNG is an eco-friendly gas and it’ll scale back air pollution ranges drastically. Our calculations present that we will get well the conversion price inside a yr,” Jagtap added.Presently, whereas PMPML runs 815 CNG buses, a further 806 buses are run by non-public contractors for the transport physique. As well as, the fleet consists of 233 diesel-run midi buses, 327 customary diesel-run buses and 150 electrical buses.
“For a decade, the civic physique’s surroundings division has been offering help to autorickshaw house owners, who wish to convert their automobiles to CNG, and so they can simply assist us with the plan. There are two choices — one during which MNGL does the conversion for us and recovers from distinction in value and the opposite beneath which PMC pays for the conversion,” Jagtap identified.
In the meantime, the transport physique stated that round 40% buses will begin plying on metropolis roads from Monday.