Maharashtra CM Shinde Resolves To Relieve Punekars Of Heavy Traffic And Pollution

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Pune, 2nd September 2022: The Maharashtra State Government is determined to relieve the citizens from traffic jams in Pune city. For this, the government will focus on the stalled works of flyovers, accelerating metro expansion works, providing good roads, and improving public bus services. In that regard, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expressed his belief that the facility of e-bus under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME 2 ) will be crucial.

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The Chief Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the Pune Station E-Bus Depot and the dedication of 90 e-buses received by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) under FAME 2. Union Minister of Heavy Industries Dr Mahendranath Pande, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao, PMPML’s Managing Director Lakshminarayan Mishra, and others were present.


The CM said, “The use of e-bus will provide comfortable transport services to the passengers. So, these buses will be welcomed by citizens. Pune is the home of industries and education. Pune is expanding as a cultural city and a metropolis. For that purpose, public transport needs to be strengthened. In that regard, PMPML’s bus service will be important.”

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This bus service is important to make the public transport facility pollution-free. Public transport has been helpful in the PMRDA area. PMPML bus services have reached Pune city, Pimpri Chinchwad, along with the villages included in the metropolis and other villages in the rural areas.


Traffic jams in the metropolis will be a big problem in the coming times. Therefore, enabling and facilitating the transport system can be an effective solution. For that, emphasis will be placed on expanding the e-bus service in the coming time, the CM said. Shinde said that the government is speeding up various projects in the state.


Dr Mahendranath Pandey said, “Congratulations to PMPML for starting the e-bus service.” Dr Pandey also said, “The objective of the grant under FAME 2 is to promote the use of green energy and reduce carbon emissions – this will help to identify as a developed country. This facility is important for maintaining the good health of citizens by reducing pollution. It is a matter of pride that the city of Pune has taken the first step towards e-mobility.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized the deployment of carbon emissions in the country by 2030 under the Panchamrit concept. In the country’s economy, emphasis is also being placed on reducing dependence on carbon. This will be an important step toward green energy and the economic prosperity of the country. Maharashtra is an important contribution to achieving this goal. The subsidy is being given for improvement in this regard in the auto industry as well.


The response of entrepreneurs in this sector is also encouraging. 75 thousand crores of new investment have been made in this sector in the post-Corona period in the country. He also said that the central government is trying to reduce the dependence on China in the field of electric batteries.


Deputy Chief Minister Fadnavis said that an integrated transport system will be established for Pune city shortly by expanding the metro. For this, the effective use of the public transport system will be determined by integrating various types of apps and e-platforms. Through the e-bus service, the Maharashtra government will bring radical changes to the public transport system.


PMPML will emerge as the leading non-conventional energy service in the country. Citizens of Pune appreciate the service. These buses have completed the milestone of 2 crore kilometres of transport. As the central government provided large subsidies for e-buses under FAME 2, there was no additional burden on the people. This will be the first non-conventional energy and zero carbon emission bus service in the country.

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MLAs Uma Khapre, Madhuri Misal, Sanjay Jagtap, Mahesh Landge, Sunil Kamble, Rahul Kul, Siddharth Shirole, Heavy Industries Joint Secretary Amit Mehta, Pune Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar, Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Singh, Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad, PMRDA Commissioner Rahul Mahiwal, Muralidhar Mohol, Jagdish Mulik, Regional Transport Officer Ajit Shinde, Joint Managing Director of PMPML Dr Chetana Kerure, and others were also present.