Tuesday, November 10, 2020

PMPML reduces fare of special airport buses

Pune: The city transport utility on Monday decided to reduce the fares of special airport buses, a little over a fortnight after the service was started because the number of passengers was far less than expected.

An official of the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) said, “We have decided to further break up the fare of ABHI (Airport Bus for Business Home and Hotel Interconnectivity). Earlier, base fare of Rs50, Rs100, Rs150 and Rs180 was being charged across the five routes. Now, each route will have different fare break-ups. Largely speaking, the base fare will be Rs20 now.”

The official said, “The fares for buses running on the Hadapsar route will be Rs20, Rs40, Rs60, Rs80 and Rs100. The fares for buses on the Hinjewadi route will be starting at Rs20, followed by Rs40, Rs60, Rs80, Rs100, Rs120, Rs140 and Rs180. The new fare structure hinges on the length of the routes.”

The transport body had launched a total of 35 air-conditioned electric buses on the five routes connecting to the airport on October 24.

“The fares have been reduced to compete with cabs mainly. With the fares less, we feel the number of bus passengers will increase. We are not decreasing the number of buses despite the less number of passengers,” the official said.

10/11/20 Joy Sengupta/Times of India

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