NASHIK: The much-awaited city bus service of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) will be launched today (July 8). The inauguration ceremony will be held at Kalidas Kala Mandir at 11.30 am. Opposition leader and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the city bus service.
District Guardian Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Bharatiya Janata Party state president Chandrakant Dada Patil, MP Hemant Godse, former District Guardian Minister Girish Mahajan, former Minister Jayakumar Rawal and others will be present as chief guests.
Nashikites should travel by state-of-the-art buses, Municipal Commissioner Kailas Jadhav has appealed while addressing a media briefing on Wednesday. General manager Milind Bund was also present on the occasion. A special app has been made available for ticket booking at home. “After downloading the app, you will get many facilities and you will be able to book tickets at home,” said the Municipal Commissioner.
Similarly, information about the nearby stop and the location of the bus will also be available on the app. This application has the modules like ‘where am I’, ‘bus route’, ‘book my ticket’, ‘view ticket’, ‘my pass’, ‘my favourites’, ‘feedback’, ‘helpline’ and ‘about us’. Using these modules, passengers can get information about their location, bus route and can book a ticket and get passes from a mobile.
Meanwhile, a total of 50 buses will run on nine routes in the city from today. The proposal was tabled in the General Body Meeting to run the city bus service through the Corporation. Accordingly, the proposal regarding running the bus service on a GCC basis and to form a separate company for this was approved. Nashik Metropolitan Transport Corporation Limited has been formed to operate the city bus service. The buses of Travel Time Car Rental Pvt Ltd. will run from Tapovan depot, Panchavati, while the buses of City Life Line Travels Pvt Ltd. will run from the depot at Sinnar Phata, Nashik Road.