Mumbai, Maharashtra – Great news for commuters traveling between Mumbai and Pune! The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has exciting plans to enhance your road journey experience. They have announced the introduction of 100 brand new electric buses, aiming to make your daily commute less tiring and more enjoyable.
Modern Amenities for a Delightful Journey
Get ready for a truly comfortable ride! These new electric AC buses come equipped with a range of modern amenities to ensure your journey is stress-free and enjoyable. Relax on plush push-back seats, stay entertained with the state-of-the-art infotainment system that includes a television and Wi-Fi facility, keep your devices powered up with USB chargers, and enjoy the convenience of a spacious luggage capacity of five cubic meters. These buses have been designed with your comfort in mind, providing a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere during your travels.
Expanding Services and Exciting Plans Ahead
MSRTC has a phased approach to introducing the 100 electric buses. To begin with, 15 buses will be hitting the roads this week, with an additional 60 buses scheduled to join the fleet by the end of the year. Currently, there are already ten buses operating every 15 minutes from Dadar to Pune, ensuring a frequent and reliable service for commuters. With the introduction of these new electric buses, the frequency and availability of transportation options will increase, making your journey even more convenient and hassle-free.
Fare Structure and Eco-Friendly Initiatives
Now, let’s talk about fares. The ticket charge for the e-Shivneri buses from Thane to Pune is set at Rs 515 for men and Rs 275 for women. The travel time between these two cities typically takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. MSRTC is committed to replacing the existing diesel AC buses on the Mumbai-Pune route, which contribute to pollution, with environmentally friendly electric buses. While the exact fare for the Mumbai to Pune route is yet to be finalized, it is expected to be around Rs 350, making your journey not only comfortable but also affordable.
Sustainable Performance and Impressive Specifications
The 100 electric buses have been manufactured by Olectra Greentech Limited, ensuring top-notch quality and performance. These buses can comfortably accommodate up to 45 passengers and boast an impressive range of up to 300 kilometers on a single charge. Recharging the battery to its full capacity takes only 2 hours, ensuring minimal downtime between trips and maximizing the efficiency of the fleet.
With the introduction of these electric buses, MSRTC is not only transforming your road commute experience but also contributing to a greener and more sustainable future. By embracing electric transportation, MSRTC is taking a step towards reducing pollution and promoting eco-friendly alternatives.