Pune: New mayor, and new assurances on BRTS

The PMC’s efforts to start the BRTS on Alandi road have also yielded positive results and a good response from residents.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 9, 2016 12:12 am
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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to start the long-pending Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on Nagar road from April 15, newly elected mayor Prashant Jagtap said Tuesday.

“The issue of developing a bus depot in Wagholi has been resolved. The PMC would soon be developing a bus terminus on the three-acre plot owned by the government in the village,” Jagtap said.

“Guardian Minister Girish Bapat chaired the meeting on the issue and directed the district collector to immediately hand over the land to the PMC for developing the bus terminus,” he said.

The villagers of Wagholi had opposed the PMC move for a bus terminus for PMPML in their village and had demanded exemption in water supply charges and other benefits from the civic body.

Most of the work on BRTS route of Nagar road was complete, Jagtap said.

Earlier, the then mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade had declared that the BRTS would be started by January 26, but it failed to take off.

The PMC’s efforts to start the BRTS on Alandi road have also yielded positive results and a good response from residents.

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