Pune Metro Update: Feeder bus service launched from Ramwadi Station to enhance last mile connectivity

In a significant move to boost connectivity and improve the quality of life for the local residents and employees, Pune Metro in coordination with Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. (PMPML) has launched Feeder Bus Service from Pune Metro Ramwadi Station to World Trade Center and EON IT Park-Kharadi route.

More Details:

The Pune Metro, in collaboration with Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. (PMPML), has inaugurated a feeder bus service from the Pune Metro Ramwadi Station to the World Trade Center and EON IT Park-Kharadi route. This new service commenced on June 19, 2024, to facilitate the commute for citizens who frequent these areas, further improving urban transportation by providing connectivity between metro stations and ensuring last mile connectivity.

Image Credit: Pune Metro

Pune Metro:

  • The Pune Metro currently operates at full capacity along its 29 km route, spanning from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Station to District Court Metro Station and from Vanaz Metro Station to Ramwadi Metro Station.
  • The Ramwadi Metro Station is a pivotal hub, connecting various educational institutes, IT parks, Pune Airport, Special Economic  Zones, and residential areas.
  • Given the significant number of citizens travelling to and from this area for work, the feeder bus service aims to enhance their commuting experience.

The Feeder Bus Service will Stop at the Following Locations:

  • Ramwadi Metro Station, Vadgaon Sheri, Vimannagar, Chandan Nagar, Kharadi Bypass, Janak Baba Dargah, Silver Chowk, Raghoji Chavan Chowk, World Trade Center Gate 3 & 5, EON IT Park Phase 1, Gera Towers, Gera Financial Zone, and EON IT Park Phase 2.
  • The fare for this service will be Rs. 5, Rs. 10, and Rs. 15, depending on the distance from Ramwadi station. The frequency of the service will be adjusted based on passenger demand and response.

This new service route was meticulously planned by considering factors such as the minimum distance and travel time, current road conditions, the number of bus stops, population density in the area, and the number of employees working in the vicinity.

MD Stated:

On this occasion, the Managing Director of Maha Metro, Shri Shravan Hardikar stated, “This feeder bus service will greatly benefit the residents of Chandannagar, Vimannagar, Kharadi, and the employees working in the IT Parks in these areas, providing them with convenient access to the Ramwadi Metro station. This initiative is crucial in establishing ‘first to last mile connectivity’ and promoting public transport.”

Image Credit: Pune Metro

Objectives of the Feeder Bus Service:

  • To serve passengers of Pune Metro under an integrated transport plan, ensuring ‘first to last mile connectivity.’
  • To increase the use of public transport.
  • To boost ridership of Pune Metro.
  • To reduce carbon footprint and pollution levels.
  • To alleviate congestion by decreasing the reliance on private vehicles.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Chief Managing Director of PMPML – Dr. Sanjay Kolte (IAS), Director (Operations & Management) Pune Metro- Shri Vinod Agrawal, Executive Director (Administration/Public Relations)- Dr. Hemant Sonwane, General Manager (MMI) – Shri Saner Patil, Senior Deputy General Manager Sujit Kande (Administration/Public Relations), and Deputy General Manager Manoj Kumar Daniel, VP, Panchashil group- IT park, Shri Vijit Sinha Thopate, and General Manager Panschashil Group Smt. Meenal Bhati.


The development to launch feeder bus service marks the commitment of both Pune Metro and Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. (PMPML) to ensure last mile connectivity and enhance ease of living for the locals while promoting the use of public transport and maintaining environmental sustainability.

Source: Pune Metro – Press Release | Featured Image Credit: PMPML

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