NAVI MUMBAI: Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) netted Rs 5 lakh more and rolled out 25 more buses for the benefit of commuters in the wake of auto strike Tuesday.
The transport wing of the NMMC netted an increase in daily ticket sales from all the three depots—Ghansoli, Turbhe and Asudgaon in Panvel. Ghansoli depot that caters to a large number of city routes registered the highest increase of Rs 2.5 lakh—50 % of the total hike in daily ticket sales. The average daily ticket revenue is pegged at Rs 35 lakh that jumped to Rs 40 lakh.
GM Shirish Aradwad said, “We ran a fleet of 365 buses instead of the usual 340 buses on the different routes and our revenue also increased from Rs 35 lakh to Rs 40 lakh.
The biggest increase in revenue from tickets was recorded at the Ghansoli bus depot from where several buses operate in the city and to nearby nodes like Vashi.” More info