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There are around 10,000 employees and workers in PMPML currently consisting of drivers, conductors, mechanical workers and clerical staff. Out of them, around 2,100 employees are above the age of 55.(Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)

Staring at losses, PMPML plans voluntary retirement for employees aged above 55

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The PMPML is calling it a precautionary step as the elderly are at a greater risk to the Covid-19 infection.
The union has written to PMPML management demanding full salary for the month of May. It has threatened to go on ‘stop work’ protest from next week if their demand is not met.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
The union has written to PMPML management demanding full salary for the month of May. It has threatened to go on ‘stop work’ protest from next week if their demand is not met.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

PMPML staff get salary only for days worked during lockdown

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The issue will be put up before the board of directors and demand for monetary help will be sought
Earlier, PMPML buses were used for schools in the city at Rs 70 per km and for a minimum run of 30km.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Earlier, PMPML buses were used for schools in the city at Rs 70 per km and for a minimum run of 30km.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

PMPML offers its buses for hire to firms to generate revenue during lockdown

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:27 AM IST
At least 1,600 buses are parked on the roads, while only a handful of them ply on the road for essential services staff.
The traffic police department fined PMPML in seven cases in the month of July and three cases in the month of August so far(HT PHOTO)
The traffic police department fined PMPML in seven cases in the month of July and three cases in the month of August so far(HT PHOTO)

Stranded for more than 30 mins? PMPML pays Rs 5K fine per bus breakdown

Pune, Hindustan Times | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:03 PM IST
According to traffic department officials, so far, the traffic police have come across 37 such cases and have recovered fine of Rs 95, 000 from Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd.
Not only the PMC, but two important projects undertaken by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will also be delayed.(HT/PHOTO)
Not only the PMC, but two important projects undertaken by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will also be delayed.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune’s civic projects stalled as model code of conduct comes into effect

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 05:38 PM IST
PMC’s projects like inner ring road, river rejuvenation, induction of CNG buses to be affected
Passengers push a PMPML bus that brokedown at Alka Talkies chowk.(HT/PHOTO)
Passengers push a PMPML bus that brokedown at Alka Talkies chowk.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune RTO serves notice to PMPML asking to shut down operations of 15 buses

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 04:48 PM IST
RTO’s action came after the office received numerous complaints from the residents highlighting the bad conditions of the PMPML buses
Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporations (PCMC) will be helping the PMPML to procure these 400 non-AC CNG buses(HT/PHOTO)
Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporations (PCMC) will be helping the PMPML to procure these 400 non-AC CNG buses(HT/PHOTO)

PMPML to add 1,340 buses to its fleet in order to ease Pune’s transport woes

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 02:36 PM IST
PMC approves Rs 116.17 crore for purchasing 400 CNG buses in general body meeting
Vehicles of officials parked at the Pune Municipal Corporation building on Monday. Vehicle tracking system would also be installed in official vehicles used by civic administration.(SANKET WANKHADE/ HT PHOTO)
Vehicles of officials parked at the Pune Municipal Corporation building on Monday. Vehicle tracking system would also be installed in official vehicles used by civic administration.(SANKET WANKHADE/ HT PHOTO)

Vehicle tracking system to be installed on government vehicles in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Rajendra Jagtap, chief executive officer, PSCDCL said that the tender for vehicle tracking systems which has already been floated would be closed in the last week of February
Ever since it was launched, the PMPML has issued only 29, 000 MI cards out of which many have been given to government employees from various departments.(HT PHOTO)
Ever since it was launched, the PMPML has issued only 29, 000 MI cards out of which many have been given to government employees from various departments.(HT PHOTO)

Common mobility card to replace MiCard launched by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Subhash Gaikwad, official spokesperson of PMPML said that once the proposal is finalised, the existing services of the Mi cards will be replaced by new mobility cards by Maha-Metro
While allegations of sexual harassment emerged in some educational institutes in the city, a total of 10 cases have been registered by the PMPML in 2018 pertaining to its employees.(HT representational photo)
While allegations of sexual harassment emerged in some educational institutes in the city, a total of 10 cases have been registered by the PMPML in 2018 pertaining to its employees.(HT representational photo)

#MeToo hits Pune’s transport body: Women staffers file 10 cases

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 02:29 PM IST
According to PMPML chairman Nayana Gunde, the department immediately constituted a four-member committee to begin the departmental inquiry in these cases. 
The city has been dug up for the metro rail project. Seen in the picture is the ongoing construction work for the Pune Metro (Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor) on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)
The city has been dug up for the metro rail project. Seen in the picture is the ongoing construction work for the Pune Metro (Vanaz to Ramwadi corridor) on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)

Your space: Need to strengthen other means of transport

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST
While the metro work is progressing at a good rate, do you think the government and the Pune Municipal Corporation should ensure speedy implementation of other mass transport and infrastructure projects? Here’s what our readers have to say
In order to increase the non ticket revenue PMPML will lease commercial spaces on their plots and will also use advertisements on buses. A bus with an advertisement is seen on Karve road.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
In order to increase the non ticket revenue PMPML will lease commercial spaces on their plots and will also use advertisements on buses. A bus with an advertisement is seen on Karve road.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

To generate more non ticket revenue, PMPML plans to develop depots with 2.5 FSI

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 03:03 PM IST
After PMPML recorded a loss of Rs 306 crore in 2017-2018, the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra government approved 2.5 FSI for the land owned by PMPML
Senior police inspector Kadam met the authorities of PMPML on Monday to draw a plan to reduce the theft cases reported. He also said that the female passengers are being targeted.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Senior police inspector Kadam met the authorities of PMPML on Monday to draw a plan to reduce the theft cases reported. He also said that the female passengers are being targeted.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

Pune’s Swargate police drafts plan to tackle multiple theft cases

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 04:38 PM IST
The Swargate police station has detected 11 out of 44 cases for the theft of valuables, which is excluding vehicles.
PMPML buses have a total 25.86 lakh km dead mileage in the year 2017-18.the audit department said PMPML needs proper planning to reduce losses incurred due to dead mileage(HT/PHOTO)
PMPML buses have a total 25.86 lakh km dead mileage in the year 2017-18.the audit department said PMPML needs proper planning to reduce losses incurred due to dead mileage(HT/PHOTO)

Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited have Rs 306 crore loss in 2017-18, not a single bus route is profitable

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 02:35 PM IST
The audit report of the fiscal year 2017-18 says that PMPML’s per km expenditure is Rs 76.98, while the income is Rs 51.44 per km
Ladies special PMPML bus service called Tejaswani was started on the occasion of Women's day (March 8) in Pune(HT/FILEPHOTO)
Ladies special PMPML bus service called Tejaswani was started on the occasion of Women's day (March 8) in Pune(HT/FILEPHOTO)

2018, year that was: 2,400 bus breakdowns, Tejaswini for women, still a bumpy ride for Pune’s bus service

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 03:01 PM IST
The issue of bus breakdowns and buses catching fire continued to mar PMPML’s reputation while causing enormous inconvenience to passengers. Within the first nine months of 2018 (till September 10), 2,481 breakdowns were recorded
The city is currently facing an issue of shortage of buses plying on routes and its lack of frequency. Despite this being a major inconvenience, PMPML has decided to invest in e-buses instead of increasing the number of regular buses.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
The city is currently facing an issue of shortage of buses plying on routes and its lack of frequency. Despite this being a major inconvenience, PMPML has decided to invest in e-buses instead of increasing the number of regular buses.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

Your space: PMPML, Pune cannot afford e-buses

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Is the cash-strapped Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited’s (PMPML) decision to hire 25 e-buses by offering a non-refundable subsidy of 50 lakh for each bus in the best interest of the city? Here is what our readers have to say...
An average of 47,000 vehicles pass through Shivaji chowk towards Hinjewadi between 7am and 1pm every day.(HT FILE PHOTO)
An average of 47,000 vehicles pass through Shivaji chowk towards Hinjewadi between 7am and 1pm every day.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Public transport paucity key cause of traffic snarls in Pune’s Hinjewadi IT park area

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 03:34 PM IST
Survey has highlighted decreasing share of PMPML buses, which hardly contributes 5 per cent to overall traffic in Hinjewadi
Each electric bus will cost Rs 1.25 crore(HT/PHOTO)
Each electric bus will cost Rs 1.25 crore(HT/PHOTO)

Pune municipal corporation’s proposal for e-buses faces wrath of activists

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 03:08 PM IST
City activists are of the view that it would be better to purchase CNG or diesel buses
Noted vocalist Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar will receive the Vatsalabaai Joshi award(HT/PHOTO)
Noted vocalist Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar will receive the Vatsalabaai Joshi award(HT/PHOTO)

PMPML to ply extra buses for music lovers to, from the new venue of the Sawai Gandharva

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 06:06 PM IST
Ola and Uber will also identify the destination of Sawai 2018 on the app so that it will be easy for people to get to the venue
PMPML staff sorting coins at Narveer Tanaji Wadi depot, Shivajinagar on Friday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
PMPML staff sorting coins at Narveer Tanaji Wadi depot, Shivajinagar on Friday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Pune’s PMPML has no room for loose change worth Rs53 lakh

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Since October 3, the Central Bank of India, which holds the account of PMPML has refused to accept coin deposits from the PMPML citing lack of space
Since October 4, the Central Bank of India has refused to accept coin deposits from the PMPML citing lack of space. This public sector bank holds the account of the PMPML.(HT PHOTO)
Since October 4, the Central Bank of India has refused to accept coin deposits from the PMPML citing lack of space. This public sector bank holds the account of the PMPML.(HT PHOTO)

Coins: Headache for Pune’s transport body as Central bank refuses its deposits

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde and Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Central Bank refuses coin deposit from PMPML leading to pile-up of at least 15 lakh in coins
While tenders for the 550 new e-buses is likely to be floated in 10 days, opposition parties in Pune Municipal Corporation have demanded a trial run for 90 days.(HT File Photo)
While tenders for the 550 new e-buses is likely to be floated in 10 days, opposition parties in Pune Municipal Corporation have demanded a trial run for 90 days.(HT File Photo)

PMPML to float tender for 500 electric, air-conditioned buses

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 06:23 PM IST
Siddharth Shirole, director of PMPML, said that the transport body will also buy as many as 400 new CNG operated buses.
“In the first phase, we inducted 30 midi buses. They were introduced as the ‘Tejaswini’ buses which run exclusively for women passengers. In the second phase we added 72 more buses, taking the total number to 102,” said Dattatray Mane, PMPML transport manager(HT FILE PHOTO)
“In the first phase, we inducted 30 midi buses. They were introduced as the ‘Tejaswini’ buses which run exclusively for women passengers. In the second phase we added 72 more buses, taking the total number to 102,” said Dattatray Mane, PMPML transport manager(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune transport department to add 200 more ‘midi’ buses to fleet by June end

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Mid-sized buses, which received positive response from commuters, will hit the roads by end of June
On International Women’s Day 2018, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) introduced 30 midi ‘Tejaswini’ buses exclusively for women, which runs on eight selected routes.(HT PHOTO)
On International Women’s Day 2018, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) introduced 30 midi ‘Tejaswini’ buses exclusively for women, which runs on eight selected routes.(HT PHOTO)

Over 2 lakh women passengers use PMPML’s Tejaswini buses in a month in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 05:07 PM IST
According to PMPML officials, “The number of passengers travelling through these eight buses daily is 6,728, while the scheduled buses handle around 8,000 passengers. Although the bus services are new to the city, the response is very good. The total revenue from the services earned in a month is 85, 910.” 
Nayana Gunde has currently gone to Mussoorie for the Indian Administrative Services training, and there is an ambiguity over two names who could lead the PMPML in her absence.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Nayana Gunde has currently gone to Mussoorie for the Indian Administrative Services training, and there is an ambiguity over two names who could lead the PMPML in her absence.(HT FILE PHOTO)

PMPML authorities at crossroads over who’s in charge in Gunde’s absence

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 04:48 PM IST
According to PMPML director Siddharth Shirole, Shravan Hardikar, the current Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) commissioner, and Rajendra Jagtap, the chief executive officer of the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd, are the top contenders for the job.
A PMPML bus breaks down near Shaniwar Wada on March 26, 2018.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
A PMPML bus breaks down near Shaniwar Wada on March 26, 2018.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

PMPML’s revenue, passenger footfall takes a dip after Mundhe’s transfer

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 03:41 PM IST
The PMPML received an income of about Rs 1,44,70,769 in January 2018, Rs 1,47,48,000 in February 2018 and Rs 1,34,07,000 in March. Statistics show that the number of passengers travelling by PMPML has also declined in the past three months
Ladies special PMPML bus service which hit the road on International Women's day on March 8, 2018.(HT PHOTO)
Ladies special PMPML bus service which hit the road on International Women's day on March 8, 2018.(HT PHOTO)

10 years on, Pune BRT fails to address commuters’ woes

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 03:19 PM IST
When introduced, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) looked like a dream project which will improve passenger commuting issues. However, a lack of proper planning, and a lack of accountability has left the project short of its goals.
The PMPML bus that caught fire near on Ahmednagar road recently.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
The PMPML bus that caught fire near on Ahmednagar road recently.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Safety of PMPML bus commuters ablaze, say activists

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Activists say the bus fire incident on Thursday is the sixteenth such case in 15 months.
The PMPML bus that caught fire on Thursday.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
The PMPML bus that caught fire on Thursday.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)

Bus fire: Fourth case in 3 months, PMPML calls meeting of contractors

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 05:35 PM IST
Assuring of serious cognisance of such incidences, Nayana Gunde, chairperson and managing director of PMPML, said the fire incidents are serious and a serious cognisance has been taken.
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