Eight years after its shutdown, the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation decided to resume its transport service under the Ulhasnagar Municipal Transport banner. The civic body has now initiated proceedings for the same
Eight years after its shutdown, the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) decided to resume its transport service under the Ulhasnagar Municipal Transport (UMT) banner. The civic body has now initiated the procedure for the same.
UMT bus services were operational not only in the city but also connected to the neighboring towns of Ambernath and Badlapur. He was arrested eight years ago due to a poor response and losses.
With this service resumption initiative, the civic organization plans to acquire 20 electric buses as a first step. The civic organization also plans to run these buses around the city and neighboring towns.
In 2010, UMC started bus services through a private city contractor. After three years, bus services were blocked due to financial losses. In the past eight years, not a single UMT bus has operated in the city.
âThe civic organization is in talks with the companies that deal with the buses. Thanks to the e-tender, a company will be finalized and 20 electric buses will be purchased for the city. The company will cover the cost of the driver and the maintenance of the buses while the civic body will take care of the appointment of the driver and the sale of tickets, âsaid a UMC official.
“Once the 20 buses are acquired and the response is good, we will acquire more buses in the future for the city,” added the officer.
Mahesh Punjwani, 35, a resident of Ulhasnagar Camp 5, said: âThere are no other modes of transportation in the city apart from automatic rickshaws. The installation of buses will be a major relief from the high fares charged by motorists. I drive to Kalyan daily for work and it has cost me dearly.