Ever since the COVID-19 attack on human civilization, things have changed, and now, people are doing their best to cope with the aftermath. Tourism is one such industry that was drastically hit, and different Indian states try and cope with the situation. Various states are trying new and innovative methods to attract more customers. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) undertook one such novel method. It plans to start see through buses with open deck and large glass windows to Mahabaleshwar and Raigad. Let us find out all about it.
Travel In Open Deck See Through MSRTC Buses
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, one of India’s biggest public transport undertakings with over 18,000 buses, has a grand plan to revive tourism. They plan to start open-deck and glass-bodied vista dome buses, customized to use MSRTC services that will showcase Maharashtra’s iconic forts and scenic beauty in their full grandeur. MSRTC Managing Director and Vice Chairman Shekhar Channe have confirmed that they bring back tourist circuit buses with COVID-19 guidelines. Speaking to Mid-Day, he said, “There were package tours for Ashtavinayak. We are starting them again. We have started Mahabaleshwar darshan from Pune. There are many other package tours that we are doing,” he said.
Explore Mahabaleshwar & Raigad In Innovative Buses
A senior MSRTC official spoke to Mid-Day and said, “We have already revived Mahabaleshwar and Raigad tours and will slowly open up more of the circuits. The idea is to revive slowly with proper guidelines. The buses have been receiving good response from history enthusiasts, trekkers, and the public in general.” He also added, “We have the expertise, local staff for guidance and buses to get these things done, and they will not only help us bring in revenue but also portray the image of MSRTC as Maharashtra’s cultural and tourism ambassador.” Applauding this initiative, Rohit Dhende of Bus For Us Foundation said that the project has dual benefits. The first is safety for tourists, and the second is the revenue boost. So if you’re waiting to tour Maharashtra in see-through buses, then this is one journey you must go on. Meanwhile, go on an epic journey from Delhi to London in 70 days in a bus.