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This website was set up as part of the Rainbow BRT Promotions and Outreach Programme carried out by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and Pune Municipal Corporation from Dec 2013 to August 2016 to provide public information related to the launch of Rainbow BRT system. This website is not being actively updated as of 1 October 2016.

For updated information about Rainbow Bus Rapid Transit and PMPML’s regular services please visit PMPML Website http://pmpml.org/


Project Reports of Rainbow BRT Promotions and Outreach Programmes in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad

Please visit this page  Final Report, Report of Events and Report of Surveys


Rainbow Bus Rapid Transit operates from 5.30 am to 11.30 pm, all days

Launched on 28 April 2016 … Yerwada-Wagholi Rainbow BRT Corridor

Gujan Corner station
Gunjan Talkies is the second station on the Yerwada-Wagholi corridor

Already catering to over 1.2 lakh passengers daily, the Rainbow BRT has started operations on Yerwada-Wagholi Corridor. This 14 km long route upto Wagholi has 13 BRT stations on the segregated 7.86 km section from Yerwada to Aaple Ghar, and 25 bus routes to serve various destinations.

These routes service Wadgaon Sheri, Viman Nagar, Khulewadi, Shubham Society, Chandan Nagar, Kharadi etc, providing connectivity to Pune Ma Na Pa, Pune Station, Swargate, Warje Malwadi etc. Five long distance routes to Sangvi Sandas, Karandigaon/Kendurgaon, Wade Bolhai, Markal and Wadegaon/ Kesnand now terminate at Wagholi Terminal and have connecting routes to these areas.

Surveys show that at least 11% of the commuters on the three corridors operational in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad have changed from using motorcycles and cars to Rainbow BRT. There is a 12% increase in ridership on the Pune Alandi Road Corridor & 20% Increase in ridership on the Pimpri Chinchwad Corridors.

Yerwada-Wagholi Corridor Rainbow BRT Route Information in English (left) and Marathi (right) (click on the images below for enlarging)


Drive Safe Along Rainbow BRT


Nashik phata – Wakad Corridor

Bhosari Bus Terminal
Bhosari Bus Terminal

Launched on 28 November 2015

Routes connecting to Hinjawadi

(Click for corridor map showing routes)

  • Bhosari – Hinjawadi (Vajra 6)
  • Bhosari – Hinjawadi (via Jagtap Dairy, Shivraj Nagar) (324)
  • Sangvi – Hinjawadi (321)
  • Pimple Gurav – Hinjawadi (321 A)
  • Ma Na Pa – Hinjawadi (100)
  • Pune Station – Hinjawadi (333)

Services from Bhosari Bus Terminal

  • Rainbow BRT Service Vajra 6 to Hinjewadi Maan Phase 3
  • PMPML regular services to Pune Ma Na Pa Bhawan, Hadapsar, WarjeMalwadi, Katraj, Pune Station, Indrayani Nagar (Sant Nagar), Rajguru Nagar, MIDC Chakan, Alandi

Rainbow BRT Park and Ride Facilities

PCMC has developed Park and Ride Facilities at four locations adjoining Nashik phata Wakad corridor. Passengers can park bicycles, bikes or cars in these dedicated, covered, free of cost parking lots and easily go to the nearest BRT station.

  • One parking lot at Jawalkar Nagar Domino’s Pizza (12 cars, 47 two wheelers, 45 cycles)
  • Two parking lots at Ganeesham, Pimple Saudagar, near GovindYashada Chowk (8 cars, 30 two wheelers, 22 cycles and 6 cars, 15 two wheelers and 10 cycles)
  • One parking lot Rose Icon Society, near Bhise Park, Pimple Saudagar (12 cars)

Station External With Signal
The Sangvi Kiwale Corridor has 17 stations and currently operates with 12 routes


Sangvi – Kiwale Corridor, Pimpri Chinchwad

Launched on 5 September 2015

Corridor Map     Routes Information


One of 8 Rainbow BRT stations on Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi Corridor
One of 8 Rainbow BRT stations on Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi Corridor

Sangamwadi-Vishrantwadi Corridor, Pune

Launched on 30 August 2015 

Corridor Map     Routes Information

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Rainbow BRT is being developed as a high quality, customer-oriented public bus transport service. It is managed by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd and developed with the support of Pune Municipal Corporation and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. Pune Traffic Police is providing the support for management of traffic for smooth operation of Rainbow BRT.

Bus Rapid Transit provides an integrated network of safer, faster, affordable and more efficient public transport. Dedicated lanes ensure that BRT buses are able to run efficiently and rapidly along their routes, helping passengers reach their destinations easily. Commuters can experience high quality BRT stations, level boarding facility, real time bus arrival information and voice announcements on Rainbow BRT.

Watch videos about Rainbow BRT at Rainbow YouTube Channel

Rainbow BRT is not about moving buses in a bus lane, but providing a comfortable, smart and high quality bus service for commuters.

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  1. Vajra 6 and 324 gets full at starting station i.e Bhosari in peak hours.
    Can you start separte bus from nashik phata or kalptaru estate to hinjewadi?

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  2. please start the new bus on the root from mukai chowk to wakad

    because the student of INDIRA , JAPM and DYPatil colleges are resides in this area they are totally dependent on un authorized transport also many people resides in this area are travelling to wakad or hinjewadi for their office please consider this suggestion and start the new bus on this route

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  3. plz start BRT from Shivajinagar to Viman Nagar so the load of traffic will reduced in pune station area
    & it will be time consuming for the people area coming from PCMC & from Pune

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  4. Hi,
    I m plannin to book a flat which is in brt corridor of brt feeder road. The society is not brt road or not even along brt road side. The pcmc approved plan has 450 sq Mt brt parking reservation in this project. This reserved parking is completely in society, not separated from society. When I have asked builder he said he can buyback that parking. Is it possible to buyback parking. Shall I go ahead to book flat in such projects. Almost all project on brt corridor have this reservation. As this parking is in society compound it self with single entrance, this will lead to security threats to owner. Is it true that only parking which is on brt road will be used. The parking which is not in brt road is not get used. Why does brt feeder road have such rules

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    • Please get in touch with the Town Planning Department of PCMC for the policy details on parking earmarked along BRT corridors. You may also send your query on SARATHI which will be forwarded to the concerned department in PCMC. BRT Cell of PMPML is only responsible for the infrastructure within the corridor Right of Way and Operations Planning & Mgmt.

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    • Your builder got additional FSI by providing parking to BRT. He is cheating potential customers by giving false promise of buyback. Don’t fall in trap.

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  5. First congratulations to PMPML !! for starting the Yerwada-Wagholi BTRS , as i see many People are Happy to use it.
    But but still I feel when BTRS it enters in Wagholi from old Jakat naka ,there some chaos happens as the roads are not widened properly,

    BRTs road should be extended through Wagholi also ,this will ensure proper transport system and avoid frequest Jams.

    some buses are standing on main road near to New Terminal and causes traffic jam, also the Bus Treminal needs to be upgraded with attractive structure..

    as now a days Wagholi is growing with high speed hence this transport system with good facilities will definitely make it proud and attractive further.

    hope to see these improvements in Near future to make Pune city proud.

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    • Development of BRT infrastructure beyond municipal limits would be beyond the purview of PMC or PCMC. You may wish to write to PMRDA or District Collector about the same.

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  6. This has been one of the best initiatives taken in Pune in interests of public. I hope Hinjwadi BRTS terminal and BRTS till wakad also comes soon. Thanks to Customer care staff also for resolving my complaint related to one of display boards not working. Are you planning to extend service from Hinjwadi till Nagar road? Thanks again.

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    • Thanks for the appreciation. PMC and PCMC do intend to expand the BRT network in the region. Your request to introduce a service / route from Hinewadi to Nagar Road will be communicated to PMPML Traffic Dept. Currently you may travel between these points with a change at Pune Ma Na Pa.

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  7. I am traveling on Yerawada to Chandanagar route daily. Since the BRT started my traveling time is significantly decreased. Thanks to PMPML and all the best.

    Also try to change signal system to provide BRT preference. As of now other vehicles have preference which cause delay to BRT.

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  8. I am traveling daily from Chndannagar to Gunjan, since the BRT is started on Yerawada to Wagholi route I experienced 10-15 minutes decrease in trvel time through BRT. Also appreciate taking up Gunjan as BRT stop as many passengers traveling through Vishrantwadi to Wagholi may have good option @ Gunjan.

    Thanks for such nice exeperience and best luck to PMPML.

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  9. Still I realize that number of buses is not enough in Pune for both PMC & PCMC because of this , lot of People does not prefer bus. At least In office perk hours , Extra buses should be there for every route if transport team is really want to make BRT successful in Pune. Also old bus gets stuck in BRT route at some time. All old buses should be replaced as soon as possible. Pollution Index is very high 70+ in Pune. CNG Buses should be implemented like DELHI.

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  10. Heartiest and Many Many Congratulations to entire BRTS Team for making BRTS successful in PCMC area. All The Best for PMC BRTS Project!!

    Some Observations and Suggestions for better BRTS Experience:
    1) Security Guard is found missing most of the time at many of the entry points of Wakad-Govind Garden Chowk Stretch (Especially at Wakadgaon Chowk BRTS Stop)..Due to this private vehicles enter the BRTS lane and cause danger to commuters crossing the BRTS Bus stop. Please warn Security Guard Agency.

    2) Please repair faulty speed breakers in across all and entire BRTS route..These speed breakers give big jerk to spine and also increase the travel time. DON’T install any more speed breakers in BRTS lane.Speedbreakers in BRTS lane defeat the very purpose of RAPID transport.

    3) Frequent check-up and maintenance of all BRTS stops for safety is very much necessary.Smooth working of busstop doors and LCD TVs of Bus Timing is required for giving better BRTS Experience.

    Having great hope from BRTS Cell for these suggestions. Thank You!

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  11. Hello sir /mam,

    Today on 23rd Feb 2016 at 9.45 am at Ganpati matha bus stop, bus no. 276 Chinchwadgaon (from warje malwadi ) bus (bus no. MH 14 CW 3036) we have faced some problems.Rather everyday we face these issues.
    First of driver was too arrogant he closed the door at first stop people were running behind the bus and in between he open the door and on every stop he was playing like that only and conductor was also not giving name of the driver when I asked and he was also quarreling with lady in the same bus , every day we are facing the same issues , buses are not coming on time and if luckily they come that time no space to stand also , who is responsible for it? will you be responsible for it , If someone get hurt because of it?
    We are going towards the smart city . Pimpri chinchwad got clean city awards still service is like this. Feeling very guilty to have this kind of service with us.
    I kindly request you to look into it.

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  12. Frequency of Hinjewadi to Bhosri buses (Vajra6) is very less at peek time (6.30 to 8.30) and drivers are not stopping buses at the Hinjewadi chk because buses which are coming from phase 3 are already overload. Why are you not thinking to start some buses from phase 1 to accommodate passengers from phase 1?
    One more suggestion, to start special buses for women.

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  13. I tried parking at the BRT designated parking at Spot 18, Jagtap Dairy. I was asked to pay Rs. 40 for parking. We’re all under the impression that the parking facility is free for all BRT users.

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      • I think the reply by the moderator above is incorrect. The Spot-18 parking has been designated as BRT parking and the information is available on PCMC website. If the parking is being charged it needs to be reported. (It has to be free for BRTS users)
        Following is an extract from the PCMC website:
        “Spot-18 Mall, Opp. To BRT bus stop Sai Chowk-Pinple Saudagar near Jagtap Dairy Chowk
        It has provision for parking of 22 cars, 65 two wheelers & 22 cycles.”
        rainbowbrt moderator please clarify. If rainbowbrt guys do not have knowledge of this, then this has to be considered as gross miscommunication between the PCMC and rainbowbrt.
        I am anyway posting this as a separate thread seeking clarification on BRTS parking.

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    • I think the reply by the moderator is incorrect. The Spot-18 parking has been designated as BRT parking and the information is available on PCMC website. If the parking is being charged it needs to be reported. (It has to be free for BRTS users)
      Following is an extract from the PCMC website:
      “Spot-18 Mall, Opp. To BRT bus stop Sai Chowk-Pinple Saudagar near Jagtap Dairy Chowk
      It has provision for parking of 22 cars, 65 two wheelers & 22 cycles.”
      rainbowbrt moderator please clarify. If rainbowbrt guys do not have knowledge of this, then this has to be considered as gross miscommunication between the PCMC and rainbowbrt.

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  14. Very high traffic volume (vehicles as well as bus passengers) between SNDT College (Karve Road) uptp Chatuhshrungi / SPPU Junction. Relatively numbers of buses too few and far in between. Almost no direct bus from Paud Road to Senapati Bapat Road. Can PMPML divert some bus routes from Kothrud Depot via Law College Road instead of always sending through Karve Road-Fergusson College Road? It may improve the Bus Passenger Load factor on both Karve Road as well as Law College-Senapati Bapat Road.

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  15. hii,
    Can we have a bus from Pimprigaon to Hinjewadi Maan phase-3
    its a toll to change 3 buses as there are no less alternatives available frm Pimprigaon area

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  16. Dear Rainbowbrt,

    Can you please start a bus service from Pimple Saudagar locality(near Rajveer Palace/Kunal Icon) to Pune Station/Bund Garden. Daily many like me has to walk 2 km to go reach Jagtab Dairy and take bus from Pune Station. Can you please start 2-3 Buses which will take right from Shivar Chowk and cover all the stops till Govind Garden. Currently, I can see many Bhoshari-Hinjewadi phase 3 buses, can you start few buses for Station/Bund Garden.

    Thanks a lot.

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    • Passengers on the stretch Bhosari – ShivarChowk could take 324 and get off at Jagtap Dairy, and then from the same station take Vajra 5 or 36 to MaNaPa, 115 or 348 to Pune Station, 204 Hadapsar, 276 Warje Malwadi, 298 Katraj.

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  17. Hi rainbowbrt,
    Can you please let me know proposed BRTS Bus Stops between Bhakti Shakti and Mukai Chowk.
    Also would like to know the where will be new flyovers located.

    Thanks

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  18. Dear Rainbowbrt,
    Can you please let me know the BRTS route(BRTS Bus Stops) from Bhakti Shakti and Mukai Chowk.
    Which are the stops it is going to cover ?? Where will be the new flyovers ?? etc.

    Thank you.

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  19. I wish if I could get updated bus timetable anywhere on Internet. Seems that newly launched buses are not added untill now.

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  20. I travel across nagar road almost everyday and the situation there I pathetic. Firstly the PMC side of this whole BRTS is the worst I have ever seen. The whole thing has become a joke with people using the space to park unused vehicles or to cut across traffic which is trying to religiously follow the rules. Keeping security to ward off people from the BRTS lanes is the saddest thing I have ever seen and it is only necessary because people have grown tired of the space just sitting there and not being utilised. In the corridor map a nice flawless connection for the nagar road route is shown, whereas in reality it is being used to keep road repairing materials and machines, parking, practice areas for dhol tasha bands etc. The people who have designed the lanes in this stretch need to get a serious reality check as the distancing from the footpaths is random and resultant traffic flow in other lanes is chaotic.
    I remember nagar road being one of the easiest roads to drive from as I have been travelling on it since 2007. This whole waste of money , resources, time , energy and road space which the PMC claims a success is the worst thing to happen to pune public transportation which already ranks among the lowest of public opinions.

    The best part is now the project has spent so much money they will say it is a success no matter what happens.I request the PMC to please remove these hideous things from the road and give one of the formerly widest roads in pune back.

    If even a fraction of this money would have been spent on the existing bus service we would not be having two failed public transportations systems at our hand.

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    • Dear Bhavin, thanks for your observations. As you may know, the Nagar Road corridor has not yet been launched. The BRT is a complex project with multiple components, and the creation of separate lanes (which is the most visible) is only one part of it. A terminal space is being identified at Wagholi for BRT routes. The parked vehicles would be removed before launch. The stations are being refurbished and will have signage, display systems, security personnel and wardens. Thank you for your patience.

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  21. Hi team,

    Not seen any actual response or visible action to all the posts done so far.

    All you say is PMC/PCMC is looking into it, while PMPML is actually mounting more losses.

    Could someone even take the effort of putting meaningful responses to comments???

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    • Thank you Jegan, and apologies for delay in responses. PMPML, like most public transit utilities (including metro rail) around the world is a subsidized system. The revenue from tickets is not enough to meet the expenses of running the system, since ticket price also needs to be affordable. Incremental steps through policy decisions are being taken to reduce losses, without inconveniencing the public at large. This requires the cooperation of all stakeholders. However BRT routes are performing better than regular routes and with a larger network of corridors it will improve further.

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      • I am sorry to say this but while you state that this whole transport thing may be subsidised, I see no efforts being put in place to use so much of the construction space for advertising or any better utilisations.
        Why get corporates in Kharadi, Yerwada, Jailroad, Hinjewadi on board to help you in the upkeep in return for branding and signages on the BRT walls, BRT stops and buses too?
        I don’t know how you guys work but if you guys did show guts to get things in place and work accordingly then I think personally that things would already in place for a more efficient public transport system.

        All those who managed PMPML and showed grit managed to get much better feedback for you, dont see why you guys cant continue to show your part of the work and continue by managing losses more efficiently and look at ways to gather more interest in your business?
        I understand that all is subsidised but what are you doing to ensure you do not live by these subsidies but rather manage an efficient business with low fares and yet good returns??

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      • Hi,

        I referred to the BRTS walls which were put up on the road for the dedicated bus lane.

        Its a lot of space which is only getting difficult for you to maintain with your limited funds.

        Jegan

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      • The revenue from tickets is actually more than enough, if your iorganization shows “Will to adapt and Will to Win”.
        Break your Rashtrawadi Union, let your workforce follow discipline, everything will fall in place.
        Your ticket rates are more than Mumbai BEST. As you know, Mumbai is costliest city to live in.

        What your organization lacks is “Will and Discipline” and there is no “Mai ka Lal” to instill it in your rogue, complacent and indisciplined workers.

        If you can ply buses with adherance to timetable on “Raksha-Bandhan” as you proudly claim, what happens on other 364 days. This shows, you have capability, but, you do not have WILL.

        If you ply buses, “Reliably and Predictably”, entire Hinjewadi will use it.

        “Kaal bus breakdown zali, mhanoon cancel zali”. Such foolish reasons are given by your conductors in 21st century. If bus breaks down, you got to have enough backup buses ready at Depot. You are being paid for such planning.

        If your salary is canceled for a month, will you accept it? “Bank transfer nit zali nahi, mhanoon hya welechi salary cancel zali”. Asa chalel ka tumhala?

        We (as in corporate sector) work with accountability. If my meeting is scheduled at 2:00 PM, it starts at 2:00 PM. I can’t rely on your unpredictable service, which CANCELs buses at will.

        If you do not put end to such irresponsible attitude, people will eventually put end to PMPML itself.
        The day is not far away when people will start using something like “Ola/Uber for Private Buses”. PMPML will be then left in condition that Auto-Rickshaws are in today.

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  22. Why is there a sudden change in the width of carriageway on either side of the dedicated BRT lane just before the new airport road underpass (newly opened) opposite the Hyatt on the NAGAR Road stretch?
    The dedicated BRT lane suddenly veers of to one side of the road making the other side of the road almost 3 times wider (approximately).
    Please could you clarify?
    Thanks.

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    • Good observation. I would like to add to this that also at the next crossing- towards Vimannagar at the Hotel Novotel Chowk- the BRT track is not aligned properly on either side of the crossing- thus interfering with the regular traffic. Likewise at the further next crossing at Phoenix mall also the BRT track is not aligned properly and the pathway from the bus stop is tilted to end into the entry of an underground subway. Some measures should be taken to re-align all these junctions.

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      • Looks putting any observation or complaint is useless. As all govt depts, one tjing starts with a bang and then later all is forgotten and all failures are because another dept did not support. Eventually public money siphoned off and public made to look like fools for even bringing up an issue.

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      • Nagar road track is a real mess before operations start, wonder how things would get better.

        First they started by making a huge mess when they laid the road, then the pedestrian subways were made only to be broken as they realised a middle lane BRT did not need 2 subway openings. Next the alignments are skewed near Hyatt and Phoenix. Lighting is pathetic, no care has been taken to even try and keep foothpaths…. or roads free of encroachments. Footpaths are filled with potholes, cars, and in most parts do not exist. Now PMPML says this is PMC’s mismanagement, and PMC is as it is useless. Why create hype over something that is essentially a bundle of failures.
        PMPML hope you are listening, as have rarely heard from you when it came to someone actually telling you there is a problem nor have we seen any improvements taking place from the time the operations began in Vishrantwadi.
        This new BRTS is going exactly the same way as the Katraj one, with all money going waste and eventually only making a fool of the citizens.

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  23. Hi All,

    I really appreciate the fact that despite so many months that the Vishrantwadi BRTS corridor began, the system is still running well almost like it started yesterday. Really good job done.

    I have however a couple of worrying concerns which I have listed below and request you to look into them ASAP to ensure no inconvenience is made as seen in the botched up Swargate BRTS due to the same issues:

    1) Buses Jump signals all over, including the BRT ones. This may end up causing accidents and thereby BRT may loose credibility as seen before.
    2) Signalling is still poor, with no one to ensure adequate measures are put in place to ensure people follow the same. Again an accident whether or not involving a BRT bus, would still cause an uproar against the system as seen in the pilot Swargate to Katraj one.
    3) Level boarding is good, but still commuters face an ardeous challenge in crossing the road, Vishrantwadi Sathe biscuit is a prime example. No one stops on the road to let the public walk across the road nor are the guards helping in any manner.
    4) Guards are supposed to ward off vehicles from the BRT lanes, but mostly they are happy talking to each other in one corner in the shade instead of ensuring passenger and bus safety.

    Can someone do repeated audits at your end and ensure this money spent is well spent and success is better and more encouraging for more people to use the BRT system.

    Jegan

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  24. i m a frequent visitor to pune looking for tourism.

    but here most of the (90%) of the information is in marathi and hindi. if not bus numbers even bus names also hindi and on top and on some buses display boards are soiled and not clearer font congested writing.

    example for going to katraj zoological park u dont know how much i strived so put some hoarding inside BRTS with animals mention katraj and some where in shelter u display MAPS busess passing.

    as every thing is organised and only 1 entry if possible please issue tickets also in major points like swaragte, vishranthwadi, shivaji nagar….etc. this will help at times of crowd or else in crowd i use to pay 20 for 15 rs ticket also.

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  25. There are huge number of pimple saudagar residents travelling to Hinjewadi every morning. Many, like me, travel by their own vehicle. We do this, mostly because of lack of good commute options. Buses coming in from Bhosari are already pack, with no seats vacant, when they come to Pimple saudagar. Is it possible to have some buses starting from Pimple saudagar, at least in the pick hours 8- 11 AM. Thanks

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  26. Is the BRT Project on Satara Road approved or Authorized by any Authority ? Any Complition certificate given by any Authority ?

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      • One month back therecwas good service from girme park to deccan. Suddenly the service has been stopped due to development work on highway. We r facong lot of problems .pl take immediate action for start of regular service from girme park abhinav.

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