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MSRTC buses to operate at 100% passenger capacity from today

MSRTC buses to operate at 100% occupancy from Friday.

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has eased travel restrictions from today. As part of the measures, the buses operated by the transport body can now carry 100% passengers compared to the earlier 50% occupancy.

Services between Mumbai & Pune as well as other places by both intercity air-conditioned (AC) and non-AC buses will operate at regular capacity. The move comes as per the easing of restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic. All passengers will be required to wear masks and carry hand sanitizers.

Despite a fleet of 18,000 buses, MSRTC is operating only 5,000 vehicles and currently 5.5 lakh passengers use these buses on a daily basis. In Mumbai, BEST operates buses with only 25 sitting and 5 passengers standing. 

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