The management of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) have proposed to put their scrapped buses back to use for transportation of goods and logistics. This is being mainly done to cut costs as the state transport buses have been incurring huge losses.
MSRTC officials have planned to use at least 1,000 of such buses for transportation of goods and logistics. At least Rs 2,000 crore losses have been incurred by state buses annually.
Officials said the state buses are usually scrapped after eight years. These buses will be refurbished to use for transportation of courier items and goods. This will be done after the corporation appoints a general manager who will handle the logistics work of the corporation.
“We will be able to work on the proposal only after a person is appointed who’d look after the logistics work of the new plan. Once these buses start operating for transportation of goods, the state buses are likely to earn huge profits,” said Diwakar Raote, state transport minister.