Pune: The PMPML is active again on social media to ensure regular updates for its patrons and develop a better outreach.
The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) renewed the outreach initiative from the day of Rakshabandhan, uploading photographs of its employees and senior officials celebrating the festival across its depots on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“We have entrusted a new agency with the task of handling the social media sites. PMPML deploys the largest fleet of buses on Rakshabandhan every year. This year 1,425 buses plied and PMPML earned Rs1.2 crore,” a PMPML official said.
PMPML chairman and managing director Laxminarayan Mishra had told TOI the transport body needed to become active on social media.
“PMPML had a page on Facebook, but it was not updated for years. Now that we are active again since August 15, over 17,000 people already liking our page. The Twitter handle (@PMPMLPune) and the Instagram page (PMPML_Pune) have 1,700 and and 500 followers, respectively,” another official said, adding they wanted to regularly interact with citizens, and act on their suggestions and grievances.
PMP Pravasi Manch activist Sanjay Shitole said, “Pages of airlines have real-time information and quick replies to queries. PMPML should strive for that.”