The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited's (PMPML) feeder service, launched with the aim of improving connectivity for metro train passengers in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, has received an excellent response from the citizens.
On Thursday, the PMPML released revenue data for its metro feeder buses in September. The figures revealed that the transportation authority collected ₹23.82 lakh in Pune city and ₹2.88 lakh in Pimpri-Chinchwad for its metro feeder buses, totalling over ₹26 lakh.
Among the metro shuttle routes, metro shuttle 2, connecting Deccan and Warje Malwadi, emerged as the top earner with ₹59.90 per kilometer, while the metro shuttle 37, linking Pimpri Metro Station and Kivle village, had the lowest earnings at ₹5.16 per kilometer.
Due to the growing demand for feeder buses, a total of 26 buses are currently in operation. This includes 22 buses operating from the Pune Metro station and four from the Pimpri-Chinchwad section.
Furthermore, with the commencement of the Ramwadi Metro service, PMPML has outlined plans to initiate a metro feeder bus service running from Ramwadi Metro Station to Pune Airport. These buses will be electric, and they are expected to operate at a frequency of every 15 minutes.