About us
Overview
History

The Prasanna Group was established by Shri Keshav Waman Patwardhan.Shri Prasanna Patwardhan, the current Chairman & Managing Director, has been instrumental in not only consolidating the group activities, but also taking the group to the higher levels by achieving a mammoth growth in various segments of Mobility Solutions. He inherited 1 bus & 4 cars which, under his visionary leadership expanded to 1200+ buses. Such exponential growth has been accomplished through his far-sighted business acumen and the respect that he commands within the business fraternity.

Overview
 Prasanna Purple offers an array of mobility solutions like City and Intercity buses, Bus and Car rentals, Employee Mobility and school bus services, Hop On Hop Off city sight-seeing services, corporate MICE movement, customized Individual and group tours. We have a vast experience of more than 30 years. Today, we operate around 1200+ vehicles of different categories. We carry more than 240 Million Passengers by our city buses and 1.5 million passengers on intercity buses per annum. We maintain a very high level of service standards and to achieve this we train our staff with various profiles for at least 52 hours per year. We are very sensitive to environment, health and safety related issues and these issues are always a priority in Purple’s Business Agenda. Purple has become a member of Global Passenger Network (GPN) in 2016, the first company in India to be a member of this prestigious organization.
Milestone


1988: First luxury bus from Pune to Mahabaleswar-1 bus
1994: Bus business expanded to 53 buses
1995: Metrolink high frequency bus service between Pune – Mumbai – Pune - 63 buses
2002: Introduced Volvo bus in Maharashtra - 65 buses
2009: Launched Purple & City bus – Indore & Pune - 117 buses
2010: City bus – Delhi, Bhopal & First Hop on Hop at Delhi - 367 buses
2011: City bus – Ahmednagar - 390 buses
2012: City bus – Pune - 487 buses
2013: Reached the bus size – 800+ buses
2014: Surat BRT - 1000+ buses
2015: Employee Mobility Solutions - 1200+ buses, Acquired TVS Commutation Services, Chennai with 192 buses.
2016: GPN, Metrozip Delight, HOHO GOA, Purple City (Employee Mobility Services for Magarpatta)

Array of Service

1200+ Buses | 6 Lakhs Passengers per day | 30+ Years of Experience | 4000+ Manpower Strength

City Bus

Operates as city public transport by providing Metro feeder services, BRTS & City Bus Network services at Delhi, Surat, Indore, Bhopal & Pune on PPP model in collaboration with Urban Local Bodies.

Hop On Hop Off Bus

We are the only operator in India to operate Hop on Hop off sightseeing service at Delhi & Goa in alliance with State Tourism departments.

Prasanna Holidays

We offer Air ticketing services along with great holiday packages to individual, families (FIT) and groups (GIT) in India & Abroad. We custom build tours to suite each individual taste, plus we offer Passport, Visa & Forex assistance.

Purple Xperience

Planning, Conceiving & Developing customized large format experiential tours & holiday which also includes destination wedding at exotic places.

Intercity Bus

We operate Super Luxury air-conditioned daily services with seaters, semi-sleepers & sleeper coaches across Maharashtra & neighbouring states.

Purple Trips

Short distance tours by luxury coach which includes tours to beaches, hill stations, forts, and pilgrimages & wildlife.

Corporate & School Bus Services

It is our constant endeavour to provide technology based Complete Student transportation solutions combined with many safety features.

Global Passenger Network

We are a proud member of Global Passenger Network – Represents a global network of best coach service operators ensuring highest standards of Safety and Quality.

Technology
Technology Objectives
Customer Smart Cards(RFID – Radio frequency identification) Avoid cash transaction to prevent malpractice. Easy for commuters to carry the card.
Intercity -Cloud CRS & App
  • Planning & Schedule of Routes
  • Handling of ticket sales by B2B, B2C, B2E & OTA network
  • MIS & Agent collection money system
Operations Transport ERP Automate the manual process of defining the bus schedules for city bus operations
GPS
  • To keep a better control on fleet position, speed and stoppages.
  • To collect the maximum possible data and generate MIS reports.
Support Functions Document Management System Online documentation for statutory compliance PAN India. Periodic alerts and email to the concern stake holder
Human Resource management system Payroll Processing, HR Compliance, Online attendance & Leave management system
Finance Finance Systems – Tally ERP To bring central control on accounting and financial procedures.
BI & Reports Data warehouse and Business Intelligence tool Business Analysis (MIS, Traffic, Revenue, Load factor, Route)
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