The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has decided to restart the Pune Darshan bus service. It will allow travellers to visit the major tourist spots and archaeological sites in the city. The decision came after Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune district collector, permitted the reopening of forts, museums and other tourist spots in Pune district. Major tourist spots like Kelkar Museum and Shaniwarwada have already reopened, and these are a part of the PMPML’s Pune Darshan bus service. The bus service will restart now with safety protocols in place. Also, Hinjewadi in Pune will get a modern bus stand with e-charging point and CNG filling station.
Pune Darshan Bus Service To Restart Tours Through The Iconic Destinations Of The City
Prior to the lockdown , the Pune Darshan bus service used to offer one-day trips around the Pune city at ₹500 per person. The rides would start at 9 AM and end by around 6 PM and would cover nearly 21 spots in and around Pune. The major spots were Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Shaniwarwada, Sarasbaug, Lal Mahal, Shinde Chhatri and Chaturshrungi temple, among others. The bus services were suspended during coronavirus lockdown. Now the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) will restart the bus services with safety protocols. Meanwhile, Pune Metro will get energy-saving aluminium coaches with driverless facilities.
PMPML Is Looking At Safety Protocols To Restart The Bus Service
According to a Hindustan Times report, Rajendra Jagtap, chairman and managing director (CMD) PMPML, said, “As we are working to generate revenue for the organisation and have already started various new bus services, “Pune Darshan” will also be beneficial for both PMPML and public. Due to the countrywide lockdown, the bus service was stopped.” He added, “Currently, we are looking at the safety protocols to restart the service. We hope that it gets goods response from visitors.” For now, enjoy this virtual tour of Pune from the comfort of your home: