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PUNE: The every day common ridership of town’s transport utility has not elevated regardless of induction of a number of new buses, a survey of Parisar, an NGO, revealed.Parisar, working within the discipline of public transportation, stated the common every day ridership of PMPML from January to August was nearly the identical as earlier three years.
“The typical every day ridership of the PMPML within the first eight months of the yr is 9.5-11 lakh. There was no actual enchancment on this entrance,” Sujit Patwardhan, the director of Parisar, informed TOI.
PMPML’s common every day ridership was 10.three lakh in 2016, 10.6 lakh in 2017 and 10.2 lakh in 2018. It had 1,405 buses in 2016, round 1,428 in 2017 and 1,367 in 2018.
Now, its fleet includes 1,600 buses, together with over 70 midi-buses, and 75 electrical buses and 100 new CNG-run buses launched this yr.“PMPML has been including buses to its fleet each few years, however not systematically. The extra buses are barely sufficient to make up for the buses scrapped (or are due for scrapping),” Patwardhan stated.
A PMPML official stated, “We need to improve the ridership and can get practically 350 CNG buses quickly; we’re a totally new fleet by early subsequent yr.”
Folks had a unique story, although. “What’s the usage of new and glossy buses if they can not run on time and on many routes? I, as a commuter, should be sure that I’ll attain the vacation spot on time. They should set some good examples earlier than commuters start to belief them,” stated Anuj Kewat, a working skilled.
Consultants burdened the PMPML wanted a correct marketing strategy. “It will need to have some radical suggestions. Else, it should proceed to face issues and it’ll proceed to be ‘enterprise as traditional’,” Patwardhan added.