PMPML likely to ply more buses to NarheNews — By The Desk on March 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Times of India: The PMPML has promised to increase its bus services to Narhe near Katraj, MP Supriya Sule has said. At present, there is just one bus which makes around eight trips to Narhe daily. Sule said residents from Narhe have made a demand for increasing the frequency of the bus service.
Residents of Narhe said for the past one year they have been making demands to the PMPML to improve the services. Vikram Gaikwad, a local resident, said the commuters approached Sule with the demand and urged her to take up the issue with the transport company. Sule said because of its proximity to the city, there has been a major growth and urban development in Narhe, and hence it needs better transport facility.
She said ten years back the PMPML had started the bus service to Narhe. There is just one bus which has a frequency of two hours, due to which commuters face severe inconvenience and hardships. She said private operators take advantage of this situation and charge exorbitant fares.
Purva Mehta, a resident, said women commuters have to face added inconvenience as the bus is always packed beyond capacity.
PMPML officials said they would make efforts to increase the frequency of services to Narhe. “There is a demand to increase frequency of buses not just from the commuters of Narhe, but from the entire city and Pimpri-Chinchwad area. “We need more buses to increase the services to fulfill the demands,” the officials said.