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Pune: Bus services in Pune to start from September 3rd.

Pune: The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) to resume bus services in Pune from 3rd of September that is after the Ganesh Utsav.

PMPML Chairman and Managing Director Rajendra Jagtap, PMC Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar and PCMC Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar decided the date to restart the Bus Services in Pune city. PMPML have suffered a huge loss due to Lockdown in the city.

The buses will go on short routes and will only stop at fewer bus stops to ensure minimum time spent in buses. Some of the routes are to Kothurd, Swargate to Katraj, Pune Railway Station to Hadapsar, among others. On busier routes, the buses will ply at an interval of 10 minutes, PMPML officials said.

PMPML Chairman and Managing Director Rajendra Jagtap said that from 3rd September a total of 480 buses which is 25 percent of the buses from each of the 13 depots will resume,Rajendra Jagtap said “The buses will run at 50 percent seating capacity and there will be no standing passengers. Circles have been made at busy bus stands to ensure physical distancing among commuters”.

According to officials, the bus services were to resume from August 22nd but the date was postponed as it was feared that people will come out in large number during the Ganpati festival.