PUNE: The Maharashtra State Highway Transport Company (MSRTC) plans so as to add two extra buses on the Pune-Goa route in a couple of months.
The state transport physique presently runs six buses between the 2 locations.
“The variety of passengers in buses from Pune to Goa has been good and is growing. The journey takes 8-9 hours and we see a median of 60% occupancy. We’re planning to capitalize on this route and plan so as to add two buses in a couple of months,” stated an MSRTC official.
There are three flights from Pune to Goa, operated by Indigo, Alliance Air and SpiceJet. Whereas the flight leaves from Pune at 12.45 for the coastal vacation spot, Alliance Air flight leaves for Goa at 11.40. SpiceJet flight to Goa departs at 12.20 PM. Other than this, those that are planning to go to Goa even have the choice of taking a prepare.
Nonetheless, MSRTC officers stated buses are a extra enticing possibility.
“More often than not, airfare to Goa is excessive as it’s a main vacationer vacation spot. Getting a confirmed ticket within the prepare can be an issue. Buses take longer to achieve Goa, however the fare is fastened. MSRTC buses from Pune go to Goa through Radhanagari and Gaganbawada,” stated the official.
“The height season of Goa primarily begins from November and lasts until March. We wish to capitalize on the rising demand,” the official stated.
One other official stated they’d improve the variety of buses plying for varied locations in Marathwada, Vidarbha and Khandesh. “Individuals can e-book tickets from Shivajinagar bus station and in addition by means of MSRTC cellular software. The quantity (of buses) will probably be introduced quickly. We urge folks to depend on our buses and keep away from personal operators, as our fares are secure and don’t change as per the demand,” the official additional stated.