Pune: Passengers travelling from Shivajinagar bus depot will soon have access to various passengers’ amenities as plans are underway to develop the Shivajinagar bus depot into a state-of-the-art bus port.
This was recently announced by State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote.
Shivajinagr bus depot is one of the nine bus depots which would be developed into a bus port under the public-private partnership (PPP) model. The other depots include one in Borivali, Panvel, Aurangabad, Nanded, Akola, Nagpur, Pune Naka bus stand in Solapur and Mahamarg bus stand in Nashik.
MSRTC officials stated that the plan is to develop international standard bus ports similar to airports and give passengers access to various necessary amenities. “While developing the ports, focus would be on providing up-to-date facilities to the passengers while the remaining space would be used for constructing a commercial complex,” said the officials.
The officials added that these bus ports will have separate entry and exit points for buses and a separate congestion-free entrance for passengers. “The bus ports will also provide Wi-Fi service to passengers and have CCTVs for security purpose,” said the officials.