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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #21
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Can anyone kindly indicate from where the APSRTC buses originate/Terminate from Mumbai . As per my knowledge there is no proper bus station in mumbai, The one in Dadar is under a flyover.
How is the one in Central?
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MSRTC's Mahabus: King long built, makes a short hop to Pune.

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:52 PM   #23
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Can anyone kindly indicate from where the APSRTC buses originate/Terminate from Mumbai . As per my knowledge there is no proper bus station in mumbai, The one in Dadar is under a flyover.
How is the one in Central?
they start from Kurla
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 02:43 PM   #24
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As per my knowledge there is no proper bus station in mumbai, The one in Dadar is under a flyover.
How is the one in Central?
There is, not one, but four proper bus stations well within Mumbai - Mumbai Central, Parel, Kurla Nehru Nagar and Borivali Nancy Colony.

Most APSRTC buses depart from the one at Mumbai Central. Dadar Bus Station is only for the Pune buses, and some local services.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #25
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #26
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nagpur - Amravati , Nagpur - Aurangabad , Nagpur - Pune has been fully ignored by msrtc .
daily 25-30 volvo min are running from nagpur to pune. But MSRTC has NIL volve.

100 % occupancy round the clock..
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #27
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MSRTC Volvo plan hits roadblock

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It was supposed to be an important step towards expansion of a premium air-conditioned Volvo bus services for the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).

However, more than two months after managing director Deepak Kapoor declared that the MSRTC will operate its AC Volvo services on the Mumbai-Pune-Bengaluru route “technical problems” have ensured that the services will not start.

“We have no problem starting one-way services, from Mumbai to Bengaluru via Pune. We have our own infrastructure in Mumbai and Pune so booking tickets, parking buses or providing any amenities to passengers can be done easily. However, the problem is with the return journey. If a passenger wants to make a journey from Bengaluru to Mumbai, via Pune then the necessary infrastructure or the supporting personnel required for ensuring that services operate smoothly, is not yet in place,” said a senior official from the MSRTC, who spoke with DNA on the condition of anonymity.

Sources in the MSRTC said that the delay could be attributed to resistance to the entry of MSRTC’s buses in Bengaluru by the ticketing agents who service private bus operators and the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) buses.

A spokesperson for the MSRTC, however, claimed that there was no such resistance and services on the route will be started soon. “We hope to resolve all the pending issues and launch the MSRTC’s AC Volvo services on the route in the next week.”
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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #28
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Summer vacation: MSRTC plying more buses

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PUNE: The Maharahstra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) is plying around 890 buses to minimise the extra rush of passengers during the summer vacations. Bus trips to destinations like Nagpur, Akola, Buldhana, Jalgaon, Nashik, Aurangabad and Kolhapur have registered a significant response till now.

Besides these, additional trips are being planned for tourist destinations in Konkan including Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Dapoli and Alibaug, according to MSRTC officials. Bus trips to Dadar, Borivli and Thane have increased as well.

MSRTC's top officials in Pune division stated that the corporation has registered a revenue of Rs 90 crore in last 50 days from the bus trips. An official said that on-line reservation facility is available for all 890 bus trips, wherein people can book a journey ticket from home and office.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 09:41 PM   #29
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MSRTC will launch luxury buses to B'lore, Goa

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MUMBAI: From next week, you can travel to Bangalore and Goa by special luxury buses run by the MSRTC, which have seats that can be inclined up to 130 degrees.

Earlier, passengers found overnight journeys on Volvos uncomfortable as the seats could only be inclined 110 degrees.

"Passengers can now sleep comfortably on seats that can be inclined up to 130 degrees. It will almost be like a sleeper coach," said an MSRTC official.

Two of these buses will ply the Mumbai-Bangalore route, while the others will be on the Mumbai-Goa route. For the new buses, the MSRTC has reduced the number of seats usually found in Volvo buses. While a regular Volvo bus has 45 seats, the new buses have five seats less. This means that the corporation may increase bus fares to recover costs. According to an estimate, the Mumbai-Goa bus fares could be around Rs 1,000 per passenger.

A final announcement on fares and timetables will be made during the weekend, the official said.

MSRTC managing director Deepak Kapoor said he was confident that the new buses would run to full capacity. "There is a great demand for buses to Bangalore and Goa. We plan to procure 60 AC Volvos this year and a significant number of them will run on these two routes."

Kapoor said that his next big project would be the introduction of mild steel in all MSRTC buses. The state transport buses, both ordinary and semi-luxury, are made of aluminium, which causes maximum injuries to passengers in the event of an accident. The casualties are high in such buses,

"If the buses have a mild steel body, it will ensure safety of passengers," he said. Five such buses will be introduced by June-end.

Each mild steel bus will cost Rs 1.5 lakh more than an aluminium bus. However, the corporation is not bothered about incurring losses as long as commuters are safe and secure, Kapoor said.

The MSRTC also plans to increase the fleet of its economical Sheetal semi-luxury AC buses which ply various routes, including Mumbai-Pune.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #30
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MSRTC luxury buses to B'lore

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MUMBAI: MSRTC launched its semi-sleeper luxury AC Volvo to Bengaluru on Monday. The seats can inclined upto 130 degrees.

"We want to provide comfortable overnight journey to passengers and it is faster to reach Bengaluru by road,'' said a MSRTC spokesperson. The 41-seater Volvo left Mumbai Central at 4 pm and will reach Bengaluru on Tuesday morning (10 am). "It will cover a distance of 1016 kms via Swargate (Pune), Satara, Kolhapur, Belgaon, Hubli, Haveri, Harihar, Davangiri and Tumkur to reach Bengaluru,'' he stated.

The bus for its return journey will start from Bengaluru at 7 pm and reach Mumbai Central depot the next day at 1 pm. "The MSRTC will provide free bottled water and blankets to all passengers. The fare for an adult would be Rs 1,400,'' he said.

MSRTC managing director Deepak Kapoor said, "It is for the first time ever that we have seats which can be inclined upto 130 degrees." The TOI was the first to report about such Volvos hitting Mumbai roads in June. "Passengers usually complained of backaches due to the existing seats which could be inclined upto 110 degrees. We pushed it down further by 20 degrees and provided a good head rest,'' he said. Sources said that the corporation plans to push the seat further by another ten degrees.

Though the present fare is Rs 1,400, it will be reduced in coming weeks, a MSRTC official said. "Depending on response from passengers, we will try to bring down the fare."

The MSRTC also plans to launch new AC Volvos for Goa in next few days. These buses too will have similar seats and will have newspapers and bottled water for passengers.

Reservation for the buses can be done at the authorised MSRTC booking centres and also online through its website (www.msrtc.gov.in). "With this new semi-sleeper airconditioned service, the growing demand of the IT sector passengers of Pune, Satara, Kolhapur and Bengaluru have been fulfilled. I appeal to passengers to take maximum benefit of the service,'' Kapoor said.

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Old June 12th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #31
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MSRTC Ac buses to introduce LCD TVs, onboard catering

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The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will introduce LCD TVs and onboard catering on its air-conditioned buses soon.

The LCD TV service, conceived by MSRTC managing director Deepak Kapoor, is expected to be operational by July-end, the Corporation sources said.

Soundless advertisements will be shown on the TV screens, and the contractor who will install them would pay MSRTC a fixed amount. Tenders have been floated.

In addition, films will be screened (with sound). As of now, MSRTC operates 90 Ac buses, but it plans to add sixty more within two months, sources said.

The idea behind introducing this service is to increase the income.

"We are also trying to bring catering service on our Ac buses, snacks, cold drinks will be provided to passengers. This way, time spent during halts at roadside eateries will be saved," an MSRTC official said.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #32
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MSRTC's Volvo B9R Ashwamedh at foodmall, look at her,glowing in the sun



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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #33
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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #35
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More Volvos from Thane, Borivli to Pune

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MUMBAI: From Wednesday, AC Volo buses to Pune will be available every half an hour from Thane and for every hour from Borivli ST bus depot. A spokesperson of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) said, "There is a huge demand for Pune-bound Volvo buses from those staying in Thane, Dombivli, Kalyan, Borivli, Mira Road and Vasai. Most of them had to come to Dadar to catch a bus as there weren't enough buses to cater to a large number of passengers at Thane and Borivli. But now, we have almost doubled the number of bus trips at both the depots."

While the number of bus trips from Thane to Pune has increased from 20 to 32 trips daily, it has gone up from seven to 15 trips at the Borivli depot.

"We had complaints from passengers that the buses available at Thane/Borivli are in bad condition. So, we have decided to run new buses for the suburban passengers," said MSRTC managing director Deepak KapoorThe MSRTC's Mumbai-Pune Volvos are also called Shivneris. The corporation had last week increased the fare from Rs 270 to Rs 320."We are now plying only Shivneri Volvos from Thane and hope that maximum passengers benefit from the increase in frequency of buses," the spokesperson said.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #36
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Mumbai-Bengaluru bus travel gets cheaper by Rs 400

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MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Friday slashed bus fare on the Mumbai-Bengaluru route by Rs 400 on weekdays-Monday to Thursday. The corporation has also reduced the number of stops in Karnataka. As a result, the buses will cover the distance faster than trains. Apparently, this is being done to compete with buses run by the Karnataka government on the same route.

MSRTC runs Volvo buses on the Bengaluru route. "These first-of-its-kind buses have seats which can be inclined up to 130 degrees, thus providing airplane-like comfort to passengers during their overnight journey," said MSRTC managing director Deepak Kapoor.

The bus leaves Mumbai at 1 pm and reaches Bengaluru at 7 am the next day. On its return journey, the bus leaves from Bengaluru at 4.30 pm and reaches here by 10.30 am the next day. The fare for the journey was initially Rs 1,400, but this has now been reduced to Rs 990 on weekdays. "During weekends, we will charge Rs 200 extra, which is Rs 200 less than the earlier fare," Kapoor said.

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Old July 24th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #37
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MSRTC to add 10 more Sheetal buses to its fleet

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PUNE: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will soon add 10 more Sheetal buses with AC facility to its existing fleet. The MSRTC also has called for tenders for fabrication and moulding of around 675 semi-luxury buses to be introduced on various routes.

The MSRTC has been plying the Sheetal buses on Pune-Dadar route for the last year. An official from the MSRTC said these buses are semi-luxury type with AC facility. The services are available at a cheaper rate compared to the Shivenri (AC Volvo) services, especially for those passengers who cannot afford the Volvo fare and wish to travel in AC buses.

The introduction of additional Sheetal buses in the fleet would be a step to extend its services to other routes like Nahsik, Aurangabad and Kolhapur, said an official. The plan to introduce the Sheetal buses on the new routes is under consideration. The details are yet to be fixed, the official added.

The MSRTC recently invited tenders from bus body builders for fabrication and moulding of 675 semi-luxury and 10 Sheetal buses. The semi-luxury buses are plying on almost all routes, except smaller routes within a district. The advance booking facilities for semi-luxury bus trips are made available on the MSRTC website. Around 30% to 40% of total seats for Volvo buses are booked via internet booking facility, an official said.

He added that the MSRTC has already introduced multi-axle Volvo buses on the Pune-Mumbai route, while a Volvo bus having more comfortable seats is introduced on Pune-Bangalore route. The ordinary bus made in the steel body is recently introduced on Pune-Ganpatipule route.

To improve the response for the Pune-Bangalore Volvo services, the MSRTC has now established one-to-one contact with the IT companies in Hinjewadi infotech Park. A letter has been sent asking the companies to communicate the information about the service to their employees, said an MSRTC official. There is also a plan to increase the trips on the Swargate-Dadar route by next month.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 06:25 AM   #38
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ST union slams rule for 6kmpl average for all buses

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WARDHA: The compulsion for bus drivers to use not more than 10 litre diesel over a 60km run has created friction between drivers, their union and the Wardha division of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).

The ST employee union has protested the rule by the Wardha division ST administration, claiming there are many defects in buses, which makes it impossible for drivers to achieve such high average. The union has demanded cancellation of the new rule for drivers by the Wardha division of state transport. They will also go on an indefinite hunger strike in front of Wardha bus stand from August 20, said Rashtriya ST Kamgar Congress Sanghatana's Wardha depot president Ratnakar Nandanwar.

Talking to the TOI, Nandanwar said that ST buses are frequently overloaded far beyond capacity. Also, there are frequent stops for these buses along the route, which make it impossible to achieve the prescribed average of 65km an hour. Actually, the average never crosses 50km an hour, he said.

Moreover, there are several other reasons like leaks and bad conditions of roads and vehicles, which hamper the fuel average, said the union president. He has given a memorandum to depot manager Rajabhau Deshpande threatening a strike if the order is not withdrawn immediately.
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MSRTC to install CCTVs at 40 depots

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MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) is not only expanding its fleet of buses, but has also introduced a slew of security measures in the backdrop of the July 13 serial bomb blasts. in Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar.

The corporation will install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 40 crowded bus stations across the state.

The maximum number of cameras will be installed at the Mumbai Central bus station, which sees daily departures to Pune, Nashik and other cities. CCTVs will also be installed at bus depots in Parel, Nehru Nagar in Kurla (E) and Borivli, to name a few. Officials said that three to five cameras will be installed at "strategic locations" at each station and footage of passengers will be monitored in the control room.

It also plans to install CCTVs in some of its AC buses plying popular routes in the coming months. It has also installed metal frame detectors and deployed security personnel at prominent entry and exit points to bus stations.
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I would request you to not use photos of Rigved-Deo as uploaded by him on Picassa. They are in copyright infringement of photos as uploaded by fellow enthusiasts in the MSRTC group on Flickr.
We are in process of talking to him to bring them down.

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Old August 15th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #40
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MSRTC increases fare by Rs200 for all cities

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After it raised regular ticket fares last month, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has now jacked up the prices of its popular bus passes which allow unlimited travel to any location in the city for either four or seven days. Similarly, the price paid per kilometre for buses hired on "contract basis" has also been increased.

For the passes, the average increase has been between Rs150 and Rs200. For contract services, the increase is between Rs2 and Rs3, but since the payment of at least 300 kilometres is mandatory, the effective price increase in contract service is between Rs600 and Rs900.

As per an official statement released by the MSRTC, during the peak commuting period (between October 15 and June 14), the tariffs for adults in the regular, semi-luxury and inter-state services for the 4-day passes are now Rs610, Rs695 and Rs750, respectively. And for the same category of bus services for 7-day passes, the revised tariffs are Rs1,065, Rs1,215 and Rs1,310, respectively.

In the non-peak commuting period (between June 15 and October 14), the tariff for adults in the regular, semi-luxury and inter-state services for the 4-day passes are now Rs565, Rs645 and Rs695, respectively, and for the same category of bus services for 7-day passes, the revised tariffs are Rs985, Rs1,125 and Rs1,215 respectively.

The hike has been implemented from August 11. Previously, on July 8, the MSRTC had implemented a hike of over 10 % for regular tickets after diesel prices were increased by Rs3 per litre for diesel. The diesel price hike reportedly led to a financial burden of about Rs34 lakh on the transport undertaking.
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