In a move to ease out the travelling experience of Nagpur’s, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, on Friday, announced that they had extended the Aapli Bus pass validity to the extent of the number of days lost due to lockdown.
The Aapli Bus halted its operations on 23 March 2020 due to the nation-wide lockdown regarding COVID-19. NMC resumed the services on 28 October 2020 undertaking necessary precautions related to COVID norms.
As per the Transportation Department of NMC, this move would cost around Rs 6.82 lakh to the civic body.
This decision would benefit those, who obtained their pass before lockdown but could not use it because the services were halted by NMC. Nagpur’s Deputy Mayor Manish Dhawade spoke to Nation Next on this and said, I’m aware that NMC is in a financial crush but we have taken this decision for the people of Nagpur. Anyways, NMC does not make much money through transportation.
?Everyone has their own share, it won’t be appropriate to say that due to Aapli Bus auto drivers are suffering. Passengers choose the mode of transport according to their comfort, she added.
As the civic body could not repay pass holders, it decided to compensate the amount by giving an extension for the pass validity. NMC, which is already in a financial crunch, would bear the transportation cost of the beneficiaries.
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