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Maha man, who claimed he would ‘die’ if Pankaja Munde loses, dies in bus mishap

BJP's Pankaja Munde lost the Beed seat to Congress leader Bajrang Sonawane by 6,553 votes in a very close contest.

Man, who claimed he would ‘die’ if Pankaja Munde loses Lok Sabha election, dies in bus mishap(HT file photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 10:23 AM IST

Passengers struggle with online booking on MSRTC portal

Passengers find it difficult to make online reservations on MSRTC official ticket booking website as it is not functioning properly

Passengers finding it difficult to make online reservations on MSRTC official ticket booking website as it is not functioning properly. ((PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:18 AM IST

Maharashtra election office orders removal of all political ads on state buses

Maharashtra election office orders removal of political ads from MSRTC buses, including PM Modi's posters, for violating model code of conduct.

Commuters line up to board one of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport buses in Vashi as MSRTC employees go on strike. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 09:55 AM IST

MSRTC to convert 500 diesel buses to CNG

Out of 500 diesel-powered ST buses, 60 have already been converted to CNG and the remaining will be converted to CNG in a phased manner.

Pune is an important division of MSRTC, and has a total of 14 depots. (HT FILE)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 10:08 PM IST

MSRTC asked to pay 21 lakh compensation to accident victim

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has ordered the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation to pay over ₹21 lakh as compensation to a woman who was injured in a bus accident. The amount includes a 'no fault liability' and 7% interest per annum.

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Updated on Feb 04, 2024 06:18 AM IST
ByRutuja Gaidhani

Maha-Metro to build MSRTC stand at Shivajinagar: Ajit Pawar

Maha-Metro should start the bus terminus work and seek assistance from MSRTC. The divisional commissioner’s office should plan some spaces at the Shivajinagar plot for government offices. The state government will later release funds to cover the project expenditure, said Pawar

Ajit Pawar last week took a meeting with officials on Shivajinagar bus stand project. MLA Shirole, divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao and Maha-Metro’s managing director Shravan Hardikar were also present. (HT FILE)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 10:22 PM IST

MSRTC cancels 3 food stops on Solapur highway

Along with the state transport bus service going to different pilgrimage sites on the Pune-Solapur highway, passengers from many places like Pune, Solapur, Latur, Osmanabad, Pandharpur, Indapur, Barshi and Tuljapur travel on this route

The transport utility had provided official food stops at different hotels for passengers and drivers. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 06:22 AM IST

Change in reserved seats in MSRTC buses, implementation from Jan 1

In MSRTC buses, reserved seats had been arranged for legislators, disabled, senior citizens, freedom fighters, women, accredited journalists, ST employees, etc

To streamline the reserved seat system, the MSRTC has now decided to change the number of reserved seats starting from January 1. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 26, 2023 10:09 PM IST

Swargate & Alandi ST depots to be converted into e-depots by MSRTC

As per the information shared by the MSRTC Pune division, e-Shivai buses have begun to be inducted into the fleet of the transport body from last year

Around 5,000 e-buses will be taken by the MSRTC in a phase-wise manner, out of which, 200 e-buses will be given to the MSRTC Pune division.M (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 05:32 AM IST

Maha-Metro to construct MSRTC depot at Shivajinagar metro station

The Shivajinagar MSRTC station initially occupied four acres, with one acre allocated to Pune Metro for an underground Shivajinagar metro station as per the Maha-Metro and MSRTC agreement

After the demolition of the Shivajinagar station, it was relocated to the Dairy Development Department premises in Wakdewadi, 1.5 kilometre from the original depot, in December 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 10:32 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Maratha quota protests: ST buses from Pune suspended on Jalna, Beed and Marathwada routes

The state public transport utility on Monday suspended bus facility from Pune, Nashik to Marathwada region

Activists of Maratha Kranti Morcha and Sakal Maratha Samaj during a march to press for Maratha reservation, in Karad on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 31, 2023 06:18 AM IST

ST bus mows down pedestrian

The Hadapsar police said that the woman was crossing the road when the state transport bus ran over her

A case has been filed under Sections 304 (a), 279 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 119/177 of the Motor Vehicles Act. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 06:08 AM IST

Maratha quota stir: MSRTC bus services continue to be disrupted in Pune on second day

n Monday, no bus travelled from Pune ST depots towards Ahmednagar, Chatrapati Sambhajinagar and Jalna as there are no clear guidelines given to us from the head office, said official

Several ST buses going to various routes in Marathwada have been cancelled by the MSRTC, as ST buses are being vandalised and targeted by mobs at several places. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Transfers of RTO inspectors in Maha to be done with blockchain-based software

CM Shinde who also holds the transport portfolio, has directed that transfers of RTO inspectors be carried out strictly “online” adopting digital methods.

In March this year, Maharashtra witnessed a “cash-for-transfers” scam after an audio clip of a conservation between a woman RTO inspector and a person surfaced. (File) (Representational Image)(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:10 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Watch: Maharashtra state bus with detached rooftop plies on highway, probe on

According to the MSRTC officials, the bus was plying on the Gadchiroli-Aheri route when the rooftop broke off.

The bus was plying in Gadchiroli district of the state, an official said. (Twitter/ @GreaterMumbai)
Published on Jul 27, 2023 12:03 PM IST

MSRTC kicks off bus depot redevelopment

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has started plans to redevelop bus depots in Mumbai, beginning with the Borivali depot at a cost of ?515 crore. The MSRTC will retain the ground and first three floors of a 16-storey building, while the remaining floors will be given to the developer. The corporation also plans to develop the Panvel depot and monetise the land for commercial purposes. The MSRTC has a fleet of 14,000 buses and serves over 55 lakh passengers daily.

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Updated on Jul 19, 2023 12:34 AM IST

1 dead, 22 injured as bus falls into gorge

The incident occurred in early morning hours of the Wednesday. According to Nashik police, the bus arrived at Saptashrungi ghat on Tuesday night from Khamgaon

At around 5:45 am, bus driver lost control of the wheels due to dense fog and it broke the road railing and fell into the gorge. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 11:53 PM IST

Six injured as MSRTC bus rams into truck near Khopoli

The MSRTC Swargate-Thane Shivneri bus rammed into a multi-axle truck while trying to give way to a small vehicle

The injured include bus driver, identified as Vikas Lad, and five passengers. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 11:26 PM IST

MSRTC to monetise its assets at prime locations to overcome financial losses

MSRTC has been facing losses for years and has to take financial assistance as grants from the state government to pay the salaries of the employees. By monetising its assets, the corporation is expected to generate substantial income that will also reduce its dependency on the government for survival

Mumbai, India - 19 Oct. 2017: Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses parked inside Parel depot as the ST strike continues on 3rd day, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, Oct 19, 2017. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Shivshahi bus crashes into tree on Sangamwadi bridge, none injured

The bus was on its way to Bhusawal from Pimpri-Chinchwad when its brakes failed on the Sangamwadi bridge leading to the accident

Since the Shivshahi bus was introduced by the government, there have been regular reports of accidents. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on May 26, 2023 09:01 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Private bus operators fleece passengers as demand for intercity travel soars

Private bus operators in Mumbai are charging almost double the fares of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation for long-distance travel. Although operators are permitted to charge no more than 1.5 times the state-owned operator, fares are currently ranging from INR1,500 ($22) to INR2,500 for journeys that cost INR550 to INR850 on state buses. Demand for private buses is expected to increase as school and college vacations begin next week.

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Updated on May 15, 2023 12:27 AM IST

Bike rider killed in collision with MSRTC bus

Bystanders assisted in the rescue of the passengers on board. When the accident occurred, the bus had 29 passengers on board

According to police, the bus driver attempted to avoid colliding with the two-wheeler rider but lost control, resulting in the accident. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 11:15 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

One dead, three missing after bus sweeps away on flooded bridge in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) got swept away for about 50 metres while passing through the Dahagaon bridge, which was flooded following heavy rain, and then overturned, an official said.

There were four passengers in the MSRTC bus, besides its driver and conductor,
Published on Sep 28, 2021 04:11 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

5 die after luxury bus falls into 60-foot gorge off old Pune-Mumbai highway

The accident happened around 5 am when the driver lost control over the vehicle near Garmal point turn in Raigarh district . The injured has been rushed to the nearby hospitals, police said.

4 people were killed after a bus driver lost control of his vehicle on old Pune-Mumbai highway.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

50 injured after bus rams into tree in Maharashtra’s Palghar

The bus, going to Wada from Pivli village, was mostly carrying students of Swami Vivekanand College and AL Chandavarkar College in Wada. Fourteen workers were also travelling on the bus when the accident happened.

The bus, which rammed against a tree in Wada of Maharashtra’s Palghar, is seen in this photograph. Fifty people were injured in the accident.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRam Parmar

Mumbaiites hassled as authorities provide inadequate solutions for BEST bus strike

55 state buses, 16 more train services were what authorities saw as relief for 29L regular commuters of city’s second largest mode of transport

BEST buses at Mumbai Central depot on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Due to short circuit MSRTC bus gutted in fire on Pune-Mumbai road

 MSRTC Pune divisional controller Yamini Joshi said that the bus is owned by Prasanna Purple on a contract

A MSRTC bus caught fire on the road leading to Golden Timber Mart in Kundannagar, near Kasarwadi on Pune-Mumbai road, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 02:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

Private bus operators in Pune hike fare by 15-20 per cent

They have cited fuel price and manpower cost among various reasons for the fare hike

The private bus operators in Pune have increased the bus fare for journeys to various places in and around Maharashtra by 15-20 percent .(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 02:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

No private bus operator fined by Pune RTO despite selling tickets at inflated rates during Diwali

Transport officer says inspection teams could not find any transporter selling tickets at exploitive rates

Private busses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune. MSRTC had announced its festive fare hike and increased the ticket fare by 10 per cent(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 02:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByParth Welankar

Mumbai RTOs to crack whip on private buses charging inflated fares

Bus operators could be fined at least Rs 4,00 if found guilty of overcharging.

Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the state have been directed to conduct random checking of private buses to curtail overcharging.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Hindusta Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent
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