According to the transport experts, “To make Pune a ‘Smart City’, the public transport system including PMPML-BRT, Metro, local trains, etc must be made efficient.”
Experts shared their thoughts during a discussion session organised by the Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) and Sakal Media Group (SMG). Present on the occasion were Mr. Jitendra Patil, Regional Transport Officer; Mr. Sarang Awad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic); Mr. Milind Deoskar & Mr. Prashant Kakade, Additional Divisional Railway Managers from CIRT; Mr. Mangesh Dighe, PMC Environment Officer; Mr. Deepak Kulkarni, Transport Department Engineer and many other Government officials.
According to these experts, to control the rising number of private vehicles, public transport needs to be made efficient. Compared to the city’s population, the number of buses provided by the that PMPML is insufficient. Lack of management in the functioning of PMPML can be seen, but no concrete efforts are being made by the State government or the Corporation to address this issue. Due to this, the number of private vehicles is increasing, which in turn is also polluting the environment.”