The metropolis traffic branch has now decided to take a stern stand against public transport buses and has decided to move all out to be able to slash the range of breakdowns that have been on the rise. A best of Rs five,000 will henceforth be slapped at the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses that damage down inside the middle of the road and cause obstruction to traffic.
However, the site visitors department may be comparatively lenient and allow the delivery of our bodies a span of half an hour to clear the troubles while not having to pay the excellent. But if the service vans do not reach the spot via then and begin their restore paintings, they’ll now not be spared and can be asked to pay the quantity at once.
Speaking to Mirror, deputy commissioner of police (site visitors) Pankaj Deshmukh said, “We were tolerant in the direction of these buses that break down for quite a while now and we also remember the fact that these being public transport buses, there are going to be problems. However, it isn’t always one or two buses that smash down in the middle of the road but several. The reason visitors congestion on a normal basis. So a long way, such fines have no longer been levied. However, it’s far excessive time that we take action and produce the situation under manipulate.”
“The equal rule applies to the non-public buses too, which might be also guilty, although not in such massive numbers. A satisfactory of Rs five,000 might be drawn from those motors additionally for breakdowns inside the middle of the road. Last week, a PMPML bus changed into fined with the aid of the Bharati Vidyapeeth site visitors department and the equal rule can be followed with the aid of different traffic divisions inside the city and we have given them freehand to do so.”
Reacting to the improvement PMPML chairman and coping with director Nayana Gunde stated, “The existing fleet of buses is pretty vintage and most have passed their age restrict, because of which frequent breakdowns manifest. Our attempt always is that the service vans reach the spot as quickly as possible. However, this doesn’t if the breakdown region is some distance away.”
According to the visitor’s branch, law enforcement officials have noticed that the PMPML buses ruin down maximum on Satara Road and FC Road, main to principal congestion troubles.