Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) Online at PMTPune.org

Just browsed through PmtPune.org, the new official website of the Pune Municipal Transport (PMT). The site is impressive. Kudos to everybody involved in creating the site.

Designing a website is not a big deal these days, but making it easy to use and providing useful data and functionality, surely is. Especially as most PMT staff would be computer illiterate.

The site provides –

  • Route Info
  • Schedules
  • Even Maps depicting the routes!
  • Route Finder
  • Pass Info
  • Pune Darshan City Tour Info
  • Hire a Bus Info
  • Complaints Form
  • Contacts

There’s lots of other useful data and no empty sections.

Pune Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) BusThe BRT project has got a bad name in recent times but BRT buses make the site look good. BRT bus images flash across all pages while the other 99% of run down tin cases that are PMT buses are not shown.

The site actually is too good for PMT’s current standards. Viewing the website, even a resident of a developed nation used to great public transport systems might get fooled into thinking that he/she can use PMT while in Pune. If you have been to Pune, you would know that is pretty much impossible.

Hopefully the new website is a sign of good things to come for PMT and public transport systems in Pune.

I also hope the software companies haven’t charged some exorbitant amount for the web development and maintenance. I guess old world govt. officials could be easily made to think that it’s rocket science and worth millions.

The site is well designed but here are a few things I found amiss –

  1. Page title is not informative and stays the same for all pages. Search engines will not be kind to the site.
  2. No Favicon image that will be displayed in tabs on Firefox and IE7.
  3. The site provides for ad spaces. But it’s highly unlikely that PMT would be able to sell that space. So best option is to get the site on to Google Adsense or similar network.

PmtPune.org needs to learn from the egovpmc.com experience. EGovPmc.com the supposed e-governance initiative of the Pune Municipal Corporation has been a miserable failure as the site is down very often and there seems to be zero participation from the PMC administration. The site is also rarely updated and compalaints are never responded to. I have earlier blogged about how the egovpmc and pmcelection.com sites were messed up during election time.

PMTPune.org looks and feels much better. However great care needs to be taken to keep PMT staff interested and involved in the project, becasue if they stop cooperating, PmtPune.org could be another failed venture like egovpmc.

  • Avinash Gholap9970042757

    Mera collage hadapsar me hai mai roj swargate to hadapsar BRT se jata hu lekin is bus me pas nahi chalta to please AC ke liye pass chalu kijiye sir

  • Zephyrine Goveas

    This is one of the websites where public interest is involved but it serves no public purpose. I had discouraging experience with Pune Municipal Corporation website also where they have a page for complaints but no redressal.

    I can’t understand why BRTS is required to be introduced at all when more number of buses will do the trick. PMT should learn from BEST Mumbai. Certain areas are totally neglected like Bavdhan where the frequency is every 30 minutes or 45 minutes! Residents in this area are forced to take their vehicles and face problem in parking in city. If a bus is ensured every 10 to 15 minutes lot of people will start using it.

    Also why can’t PMT start buses from big residential colonies? When crores of rupees are proposed to be spent on future transport plans like Metro Rail, why a simple solution like improving the frequency and maintenance of buses is not implemented?

  • Zephyrine Goveas

    This is one of the websites where public interest is involved but it serves no public purpose. I had discouraging experience with Pune Municipal Corporation website also where they have a page for complaints but no redressal.

    I can’t understand why BRTS is required to be introduced at all when more number of buses will do the trick. PMT should learn from BEST Mumbai. Certain areas are totally neglected like Bavdhan where the frequency is every 30 minutes or 45 minutes! Residents in this area are forced to take their vehicles and face problem in parking in city. If a bus is ensured every 10 to 15 minutes lot of people will start using it.

    Also why can’t PMT start buses from big residential colonies? When crores of rupees are proposed to be spent on future transport plans like Metro Rail, why a simple solution like improving the frequency and maintenance of buses is not implemented?

  • Ajinkya

    Please can you suggest me any convinient bus or transport facility which will take me from Nalstop to Narhe. I am a student and am learning in collge in nahre.

  • Ajinkya

    Please can you suggest me any convinient bus or transport facility which will take me from Nalstop to Narhe. I am a student and am learning in collge in nahre.

  • Ashwini

    Dear sir,
    I am daily passenger of P.M.T. I travel from ko. depot to chinchwad gaon. The bus timing was 6:40 a.m. 9 10 a.m. and 12p.m. But the bus has been cancelled from 2day.. Because of cancellation of this bus we all took 2 hours to reach there and that too have to change bus three times.. Plz help us if you can do. Thank you

  • Ashwini

    Dear sir,
    I am daily passenger of P.M.T. I travel from ko. depot to chinchwad gaon. The bus timing was 6:40 a.m. 9 10 a.m. and 12p.m. But the bus has been cancelled from 2day.. Because of cancellation of this bus we all took 2 hours to reach there and that too have to change bus three times.. Plz help us if you can do. Thank you

  • avinashrokade

    Hi, AVINASH ROKADE
    please start bus for the rout warje-malwadi to kothrud depot. via chndani chowk

  • Darryl

    i am a regular traveller from wagholi to nibm and poona station, appreciate if some bus service can be started from wagholi to these 2 places, it will help a lot of daily travellers

  • Tasneem

    I am writing this mail more as a passage to vent out pent up frustration, however, the injustice has happened so many times that I just can’t keep quite any more. This is regarding the PMT buses of Pune. Apart from the fact that the services provided by them are deplorable, the attitude of the bus conductors totally indifferent, the bus conductors have for some time now started with the side business, the side business of not providing the change back to the customer. So many times has this happened to me now that I have lost count of it. All the customers cannot be expected to provide exact change for the fare, and this becomes the basis of not returning the change to the customer. I have been the victim of this scam so many times.
    And unfortunately I am not aware of what steps can be taken. I am sure there are many like me who have been the victim and the most unfortunate part is that most of us don’t bother to take any step against this.
    Another thing that I faced is that not all the conductors provide the ticket of the correct denomination. There have been twice when I was charged 2 different amounts on the same route and the same bus. When questioned, the bus conductors generally get wild.

  • rgumgaonkar

    Is there is any direct BUS from Dange Chowk to Viman nagar/Cahndan Nagar, Could you please let me kow at the earliest, thanks

  • Rekha

    Students of Pashan sus road must have direct bus to Aksharnandan school via Senapati Bapat road from Abhinav college bus stop,Pashan sus .Pune.

  • Mrs contractor

    hello,
    i stay at b.t.kawade road, ghorpuri. I need to go to j.m.road, deccan.
    can someone please tell me about any bus available from here or fatima nagar or something.

  • Sohini

    Hi,

    I am new in pune,Iam looking for information about bus services available from kothrud depot,and pune university,all routs

  • sumeet

    tell me the bus no. which is going to kothrud stand from shivajinagar

  • Nikhil

    I stay in Karvenagar…And I need to go to 101 Patil Plaza, Mitra Mandal Chowk, swargate which bus I take???

  • Prasad

    Is there any direct bus from Nal Stop to ganeshmala signal singhgad Road.PMT officer cannot start Bus from nal stop to singhgad road.

  • V Chidambaram

    please let me know the bus timings of route no 109 and 110
    V.Chidambaram

  • Kalyai_extc

    give me time table of dhayari to hingewadi

  • Kalyai_extc

    what

  • sandip

    give me time table kothrud to hijwadi

  • Katamreddysowmya

    can any one tell the bus timings to manapa from warje

  • Meee_asn

    i need to take a bus from ghorpuri to senapati bapat road…….please tell me the time table… the pmt website dsnt help..

  • Santosh

    how can i go to vadgaon from kothrud depo

  • Dr.Bhojraj Lanjewar

    DEAR SIR,
    PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER THE LIST OF VACANCY OF DRIVER AND CONDUCTORS IS PUBLISHED OR NOT THOSE WHO HAVE FILLED THE FORM FOR THE MONTH DECEMBER 2010.
    THE DATE OF INTERVIEW OF DRIVER/CONDUCTOR.
    DATE- 23.12.2010
    DR. B.R. LANJEWAR

  • Ddpanse

    pmpl should publish latest timetable of schedules ofbus services on net and hard copy every time when there is a change. moreover, the daily pass should be reduced for all to rs.25/-. there should be aproper management of buses before 0800 and late night hrs since the buses go empty.all the bus stops should have proper display of new routes and bus frequency timings. the new services r reqd. from nigadi to dhayari on sinhagad road. there also sould be circular routes in both the directions comprising small and big circular routes. pmpl should publish monthly data of all accounts and efficiency in every part of pmpl for the public to react since it is their own money.there must be new routes from shivajinagar bus stand to karaj,hadapsar via tilak road frequently. any suggestion must be replied.
    ddpans

  • Dilip_dalvi01

    i need a time table of bus –kharadi to kothrud

  • Amit Chavan

    plz tell me the schedule of pmt from chafekar chowk, chinchwad to baner(yamuna,kbl corporate offoce)

  • Reenataneja2006

    HI can any one help me in knowing bus from Deccan jymkhana to SGS mall, ie MG Road…. between 7.30 am to 8.00 am

  • mahesh swami

    Give me details information about PCMT & PMT combined bus pass ?
    1) Per month
    2)Per Day
    3)Per Half day.

  • Pavandurga Sai

    tell me local metro pass cost

  • Makdam002

    give me information Municipal corpotion to nda khadkwasla pmt time shedule

  • Sonam

    please provide details for Direct bus(if any) from pune university to viman nagar

  • sandhya more

    I wanted to know if there is any direct bus from MH. housing board or Yerwada to Karve Rd.
    I have search all the site but I couldn’t able to find it. Please let me know the above information.

    Sandhya More

  • Vishakh

    plz provide me with the bus route and timings of bus from Manik Baugh to Hinjewadi
    Vishakah

  • Javanaveen2008

    is a very very bad site not proper…….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_673E7MVWIWTGTOZR4WYEXHKORE ramesh

    hi all,

    this is ramesh, i am new at pune. please any one tell me, where(which bus stand) PMPML Handicap Bus pass are giving? ,  they are giving handicap bus pass daily or in month any specific date? how many documents they are need? i have medical certificate with 45%. please any one help at 09730479458… 

  • Samruddhikamble

    Can all the bus stops and the request stops in Pune have MAPS “…which give routes and also the whiich bus number will follow which route……It will provide immense help for travellers………

  • Ddpanse

    i wish to know the detail income/expenditure datas per month/per year of pmt/pmpml services so as to diagnosis the root cause of the losses and suggest for reducing this loss to nil.
    i wish to know if any body is voluteering for this.
    ddpanse

  • SHRUTI CHAWALA

    THEIR ARE BHANGAR BUS PROVIDED THE ROOT OF PUNE STATION TO NDA GATE 
    I REQUST YOU PLS CHENGE THE BUSES ON THIS ROOT AND SAY U R DEPO MANAGER PLS DONT CHENGE ROOT ON THIS BUS

  • vijaya joshi

    give me whole day time table of Sahakar Nagar to Karve Nagar to Sahakar Nagar