Pune : Strike Called By Drivers Of PMPML’s Contractual Buses Continues, No Impact On Passenger Service

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Pune 26th August 2026: The sudden strike announced by the drivers of one of the contractors of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) entered the second day on Saturday as there was no solution between the drivers and contractors. This resulted in the less number of buses on the city road for the second consecutive day.

However, the PMPML officials have said that the striked had no impact on commuters service in the city as maximum buses were deployed on the city roads. The PMPML employees were called back to duty and their leaves were cancelled to manage the crisis, said officials. The PMPML’s drivers were given duty on the buses run by contractors to ensure that the required number of buses run on city roads and commuters are not inconvenienced.

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The officials said that attempts were made to ensure that all the buses run as per schedule. A total of 1,705 buses were on city roads on August 25 while 1,602 buses were on the roads today. A total of 13,45,091 passengers travelled in PMPML buses on Friday through which a revenue of Rs 1,88,97,922 was earned while a total of 13,00.749 passengers travelled in the buses on Saturday through which a revenue of Rs 1,78,24,220 was earned, said PMPML.

It may be noted that drivers working with Travel Time Company had announced a strike demanding salary hike on Friday. The drivers were demanding PMPML to speak to the contractor for their demands. Meanwhile PMPML officials have said that the drivers of the company’s Kothrud Depot have called off their strike and have joined duty while drivers of Pune Station and Wagholi Depot are still protesting. The PMPML officials have said that a notification has been issued to ban the protest from August 26 as per the provisions in the act for the emergency services.


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