History of PMPML
In the year 1940, Pune Nagarpalika decided to start a bus service to cater to the need of all commuters of PUNE CITY. When this news spread, at that time, the TONGAWALAS, who were transporting the passengers, opposed and went on a STRIKE. Gradually, in the year 1941, the RTO issued permission to PUNE NAGARPALIKA to run the BUS SERVICE in PUNE CITY AREA and ultimately permission was granted to M|s Silver Jubilee Motor co, by PUNE NAGARPALIKA to start a BUS SERVICE On 2nd June 1941, Silver Jubliee Motor Co. services started itsSERVICEwith 20 buses and grew up to 46 buses in 1948.
INITIALY only four routes mentioned below were operated and all the buses driven were of PETROL.
1.SWARGATE to Station
2.SWARGATE to Station
3.LAKADI POOL to Juna pool gate (Camp)
4.Pune station to Lakadi Pool (Deccan)
The FARE charges was 1-ANNA (6 paise) per mile.But later on it was converted into Rupees and kilometers in the year 1959.TEA ALLOWANCE of 2- ANNAs i.e. (12paise) paid to the staff.
The silver Jubliee Motor co. informed the Government about their non continuance of the Bus Service on the expiry of their permits (i.e.upto1950) By that time, the PUNE NAGARPALIKA was formed into a CORPORATION as PUNE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION which was established on 15th Feb. 1950 and within a short period of 15 days i.e. on 1st of March 1950, Bus Services were started under the name and style of PUNE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORT (PMT) in accordance with BPMC Act 1949, by taking over 22 old buses and 35 new buses along with staff, by raising a loan or bonds of Rs.15 lakh. These buses were plied on 14 routes only.
Initially, the buses were of small size with a seating capacity of only 14 and no standies were allowed. Gradually it was converted to 22. In the year 1950- ordinary fare of 5 paise was charged. Luxury Buses were introduced for site seeing purpose by charging Rs.2 per adult and Rs.1 for under 12 years, as fare.Then in the year 1960-the buses were added to the fleet bringing the total number of buses to 135. Till 1951, standees were not allowed in the buses, but later on permission was obtained from the Govt. for allowing standees.
PUNE being an historical place, and was called as PUNEWADI,KASB PUNE, Poona,pune,PUNE NAGARPALIKA ,PUNE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION etc. in the past and surrunded by FORTS,RIVERS,GARDENS,GREENERIES,etc. It is WELL KNOWN FOR EDUCATION, a military center, famous for and Religious functions, cultural activity, DRAMAS,CINEMAS,Pune was also known as a pensioner silver city. But now it is becoming I T city, B R T city a perfect city to live and enjoy.
After the flood in the year 1961, TREMONDUS growth in development of the city was happened because of availability of transport services, and gradually the PMPML fleet became bigger and bigger the population started increasing in the pune city.
A fleet of 1000 Buses transporting nearly 807511 passengers daily, staff of about 8610 Bus Depots 10 and 20 main Bus stations and about 282 routes.
The company PMPML (Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd)came into existence, on 19th October 2007when the Two Transport Undertakings viz PMT and PCMT merged.
PMPML caters its Bus Services to the Puneites and plays a vital role in providing affordable and convenient Public Transport Service that help the people reach any nook and corner in and around PMC and PCMC area. It is useful for different groups of people like students, employed people, senior citizens, people visiting Pune city etc. PMPML Bus Service has been serving the people on the same line of PMT, formely known as Pune Muncipal Transport, since last 58 years. PMPML has a share in the City Developments as people give priority to that areas where PMPML Buses ply while selecting their houses to settle down. Every effort is made by PMPML to serve the people and match the goal. How PMPML functions, Just Have a look.