MSRTC deploys 55 buses on 40 routes for travel within the district for Ganeshotsav
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Pune: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has deployed 55 buses on 40 routes for intra-district travel in Pune for the regular fare.
This comes a couple of days after buses from the district were allowed to ferry passengers to the Konkan region for Ganeshotsav.
A senior MSRTC official said no special passes will be required to travel on these buses, which will connect Pune city to Baramati, Bhor, Shirur, Saswad, Narayangaon, Rajgurunagar, Indapur, Daund-Patas, Nira, Junnar, Alephata, Bhimashankar, Velha, Paud-Mulshi and other routes, such as Baramati-Bhigwan, Baramati-Walchandnagar, Baramati-Daund, Swargate-Velha, Talegaon-Chakan-Shikrapur, Narayangaon-Junnar and Junnar-Deole, etc. “With Ganeshotsav approaching, many will want to travel to their homes — the initiative is mainly for this purpose,” the official said.
“All social distancing and safety protocols will be followed. Masks will be mandatory. No more than 22 passengers will be allowed on-board each 44-seater bus,” MSRTC’s Pune divisional controller Yamini Joshi said, adding that the number of buses can be increased as per demand. “Tickets can be purchased online or at the depots,” Joshi added. The buses will start from Swargate, Pune station and Wakdewadi.
An official said these would be non-stop trips. “If a group of people are booking a bus to a village en route, we will the request,” another official said.
Last week, the Pune unit of MSRTC had started buses to the Konkan region in view of the demand from people to visit their homes for the upcoming Ganapati festival.
The buses depart from depots at Swargate and Pimpri for Dapoli, Ratnagiri, Khed, Chiplun and Guhaga, officials said.