Pune, June 22, 2023: As the IT industry gradually resumes on-site operations, the workforce in Hinjewadi is witnessing a steady increase in footfall. With more employees returning to physical offices, the demand for efficient public transportation has resurfaced as a pressing concern.
A significant number of IT professionals rely on public transport, particularly PMPML buses, for their daily commute to Hinjewadi. However, with the completion of the Hinjewadi Metro still a few years away, employees find themselves with limited public transportation options in the area.
Given the circumstances, there is a growing call from IT employees for an expansion of PMPML bus services to and from Hinjewadi, covering various parts of the city. The aim is to alleviate the strain on existing transportation infrastructure and provide a viable alternative to personal vehicles. “Hinjewadi IT employees are requesting an increase in PMPML bus services to reduce traffic congestion and crowded roads,” stated an employee who commutes to Hinjewadi.
This suggestion holds potential benefits in terms of reducing road congestion. By enhancing public transportation options, the number of private vehicles on the road could decrease, leading to a potential alleviation of traffic jams. Additionally, commuters would experience reduced waiting times and decreased overcrowding at bus stops.
Acknowledging the concerns raised by employees, PMPML has responded promptly and recognized the need for action. While specific measures are yet to be announced, the transport authority’s swift response is a promising sign for the IT workforce in Hinjewadi, offering hope for an improved commuting experience in the near future.
As the region witnesses a resurgence in office attendance, it becomes crucial to address the transportation needs of IT employees. By prioritizing the enhancement of PMPML bus services and exploring innovative solutions, the authorities can contribute to a more sustainable, efficient, and convenient commuting ecosystem in Hinjewadi.