TMT’s General Manager Kamlakar Dixit presented the Thane Municipal budget 2009-10 to the Chairman Jitendra Kumar Indise. Under this 130 crore 86 lakhs budget, TMT would be starting 200 new buses under the JNNURM scheme. The buses will include 63 new CNG buses and 24 low-floored buses. The budget also includes the contrcution of 117 bus stops on the BOT basis. Buses would also have electronic indicators for the commuters. Currently, the transport bidy has 210 buses which are 10 years old which would also be repaired for wear and tear. The budget also includes the fact that around Rs 4 crore of commuters tax and children nutrition amount is pending to be paid to the Maharahtra state which would be covered up with the running of the new buses. The transport body has also asked for Rs 29 crore from the Thane Municipal Corporation ro provide better services to commuters like CCTVs, fire alarm system, Door-frame metal detector and other security equipments. From Thane, Manoj Singh for NMTV News.
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