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Wake up PMPML

Updated on April 23, 2009

Hi reader,
It's been ages since I have written something that I feel strongly about. If you are a reader from out of India, especially Pune city, you may not identify with this new post! But if you feel like still reading, do continue!
Recently, I read in the Pune Mirror that there are presently 20 lakh vehicles running on the roads of Pune! And Pune's roads are built to handle only 8 lakh vehicles!!!! How appalling this is! WHAT was the RTA in Pune doing? Sleeping? What's even more shocking that only 1200 buses are plying on Pune roads compared to the 2500 buses actually required!
A recent article in the Times of India focused on the efforts taken by PMPML to purchase new buses to cater to the ever increasing number of traveling passengers...but I am very skeptical about the same. There are talks about feasibility study of Metro rail in Pune which was successful but the plan is facing roadblocks! An efficient public transport system is the need of the hour...
PCMC, PMC and PMPML must sit together...and ensure that this becomes a reality! Ensure that the Metro rail is implemented quickly, increase the number of buses and so on...
Also, PMPML needs to introduce electronic display boards in its buses to increase visibility, the route information to be displayed in English, Hindi & Marathi and many more! Doesn't PMPML want to make its transport system passenger-friendly?
PCMC,PMC and PMPML...wake something!!!!... Don't have this callous attitude towards the citizens of Pune?
Reader, what do you think? Please leave your comments!.....


No display boards on the sides!!
No display boards on the sides!!


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      Varun R 8 years ago

      Well written suggestions Mr. Nambiar.....this will improve only when private players are allowed to run transport services...competition will force PMPML and MSRTC to wake up!

      They r doing so bcoz they know people have no other option ...isnt it?

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      Rajeev Nambiar 8 years ago

      Well done vrun. Few more points.

      1.Not only PMT But the MSRTC also must take care to stop plying old buses with high vibration and noise level, rusted metallic parts in and outside the buses, dirty seats and old style window opening and body building.

      2.Each bus should be whashed and cleaned with water thoroughly periodically. Gandhi Jayanthi is not the only occasion to wash the public transport. There should be a sincere effort from the state transport department to ensure this is being followed strictly.

      3.Well lit destination boards must be displayed at front, side and rear sides without any failure. it is really very difficult to read the boards at night coz of poor light. In many buses I could see the boards placed infront of the bulb holder carelessly.

      4. Avoid writing destination with temporary paint on the wind screen. This is not a six seater plying from 'phata' to 'pahata'. Have some lessons from BEST in Mumbai for this.

      5. Attitude of driver and conductor towards passengers is intolerable in many vehicles. Many buses do not stop leaving it entirely to the 'marji' of driver saab. There has to be a end to this uncivilized practice. This causes missing the last bus at night sometimes.

      6. After implementing enough route studies, frequency of buses should be increased on some routes to avoid prolonged waiting.

      7.Introduction of easy and methodical complaint system, its follow up, strict action against defaulters and informing the person complained about action taken are the symptoms of a fool proof system.

      Is anybody there to save this department from this state of mess?

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      Shashank 8 years ago

      tIME TO WAKE UP!

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      ASJ 8 years ago

      Visit and check out the numerous communications made with PMC and PMPML in this regard.

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      sunny 8 years ago

      pune needs more conscious citizens like you to tackle the menacing problems, way to go varun !!

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      sunny 8 years ago

      pune needs more conscious citizens like you to tackle the menacing problems, way to go varun !!

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      Vicky 8 years ago

      its a nice step to generate awareness about our city.....

      keep it up INDIA needs you Varun... tc