Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal limited distributes over 22,000 student concession forms
The number of forms submitted from students in private institutions is much higher than that from municipal corporation run schools.pune Updated: Jul 15, 2018 17:11 IST
The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal limited (PMPML) has distributed over 22,000 concession forms to students in the city to avail discounts while travelling on its buses.
Subhash Gaikwad, public relations officer of PMPML, said, “The department has distributed over 22,000 student’s concession forms (till Saturday). The students can take these forms from their respective schools and colleges. There are two forms viz. 75 per cent concession and 100 per cent concession forms.”
He added, “While the students of Pune municipal corporation (PMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC) run schools get 100 per cent concession, students of private schools and colleges will only get 75 per cent concession on the ticket rate. The number of forms submitted from students in private institutions is much higher than that from municipal corporation run schools.”
The concession comes at a cost to PMPML, said Gaikwad, adding that the municipal corporations reimburse the amount to PMPML eventually.
Appreciating the form distribution by PMPML, Aushutosh Mhaske, a student of MIT College, said, “I stay at a hostel near Kothrud depot and have to travel by bus every day to my college. The student concession forms are very helpful for us as it helps reduce our expenses significantly.”
Gaikwad said, “PMPML generates a significant amount of money through students using our services. When the schools and colleges are closed, the revenue takes a drastic hit. However, with the reopening of schools and colleges, the revenue has seen a surge this month.”
Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal limited (PMPML) is the public transport bus service provider for the twin cities of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
PMPML’s student concession forms
Number of passes distributed till July 9
Pune: 12, 690
Pimpri Chinchwad: 9,895
You can get the forms from your respective schools and colleges.
First Published: Jul 15, 2018 17:11 IST