FULL STEAM AHEAD

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

The NMMT was es­tab­lished by the Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) to pro­vide ef­fi­cient pub­lic trans­port ser­vice to its res­i­dents.

The num­ber of buses in the NMMT fleet is cur­rently 340. Of the 340, a max­i­mum of 260 to 275 buses run on the road ev­ery day.

Sev­eral buses can be seen parked all day at the Turbhe and Asudgaon de­pot.

With sev­eral buses re­main­ing idle and fewer num­ber of buses run­ning on the road, NMMT’s losses have been on the rise. There have been sev­eral com­plaints from the pas­sen­gers too with sev­eral pas­sen­gers shift­ing to BEST for travel

When the present in­cum­bent Sabu Daniel took over as the chair­man of NMMT ear­lier this year, he planned the ‘bus day’ con­cept

Ef­forts were on for the past 15 days to get max­i­mum num­ber of buses on road. The ef­forts paid off with 293 buses tak­ing to the road

“The process to

make NMMT more ef­fi­cient has be­gun. Bus day will be or­ga­nized in Jan­uary. The ‘All out day’ was a dress re­hearsal for the big day,”

SABU DANIEL, NMMT chair­man

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