Electric bus service to Sinhagad Fort will resume soon

With the onset of the monsoon, the Punekars will invade Sinhagad fort, to bask in its beauty

With the onset of the monsoon, the Punekars will invade the Sinhagad fort to bask in its beauty. However, for the past month, there have been several issues regarding transporting tourists to the top of the fort, as the electric buses launched by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMMPL) were shut down, within 15 days of its launch.

Now the transport body has started preparations to resume service, for which repair work on the ghat section is underway and bus trials are underway. The mid-sized 7-meter electric buses will soon be added to the fleet in two months.

The service was interrupted due to an accident in the ghat section, frequent breakdowns. The service started on May 1

Dattatray Zende, PMPML Traffic Manager, said, “We received a good response after the e-bus service had been running for 15 days. However, due to several issues, we had to temporarily suspend the service. We are currently carrying out repair works and barricading the ghat section, adding more buses and building more charging stations, to provide the desired service. We will also carry out tests. Service will resume in the coming months.”

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Melvin Z. Madore