10 women-only buses to hit Navi Mumbai roads
New Bombay Municipal Transportation (NMMT), the transportation wing to New Bombay Municipal Corporation, will add 10 buses Tejaswini, exclusive bus for women, to its fleet soon. NMMT officials have said that the state government has released в “- 2.5 million rupees to buy the bus.
Nilesh Nalawde, Transportation Manager, NMMT, said: “This is the first time the bus has NMMT exclusive for women who have received funds and will soon receive floating rates” Kusum Nair, a resident of Kharghar said That new buses would make a difference for older women traveling. Suhasini Rao, a Vashi resident, said that 10 buses should not be used exclusively for female passengers. “I do not see her having women-only buses. It would be better to add these buses to the regular fleet.”
Riddhi Doshi, a resident of Kharghar, said, “The need for time is inclusion and exclusivity. I do not think the NMMT should increase its bus services to meet the needs of all passengers and not reserve them only for women. We have to work for equality. Common areas and transportation services have always been the criteria of subjection which people learn to pack with each other, to be sensitive to each other and to create a city to accept and accept.
The bus service will ensure that women can travel smoothly during rush hour. The NMMC is one of six companies – including Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli, Pune and Nagpur – where buses are exclusive only for women. The state government has allocated ₹ 50 million rupees for the project ‘Tejaswini nozzles.
The NMMT will also quickly add 65 buses to its current fleet of 476 buses: 144 CNG buses, 80 diesel buses, 82 Volvo buses, 95 mini buses and midi buses and coaches January 75
NMMT officials said they were going to be floating deals in the next three days. “We scratched 25 old buses and added 65 buses,” said M. Nalawade. “We have already discarded 15 old buses of 10 years and I have traveled to 1.5 km lakh 10 remaining buses will be scrapped soon,” M. Nalawade said: “Of the 65 buses, 10 buses tejaswini only for women. Remaining buses will be provided by the NMMC at an estimated cost of 25 million rupees ₹. Bids will be announced in three days. “