Chairperson & Managing Director, The Prasanna Group
Mr. Prasanna Patwardhan is currently the Chairperson & Managing Director at the Prasanna Group
The Prasanna Group was founded by Shri Keshav Waman Patwardhan, father of Shri Prasanna Patwardhan, the current Chairman & Managing Director of the Group. Shri Prasanna Patwardhan is a science graduate with professional management education. He is also an avid fan of sports and has himself represented in Indian Basket Ball team, was a Skipper of Maharashtra team apart from being a Coach and a Member on the Board of Sports at University and State level.
Shri Prasanna Patwardhan has been instrumental in introducing new activities such as passenger, goods transportation, domestic/international tours & travels and highway restaurants/motels. He has consolidated the group activities by taking the annual group turnover from mere 3.0 lacs to 250+ crores. The Prasanna Group can today boast of being one of the biggest transport company of the country which manages a fleet of 1000+ vehicles ranging from Indica cars to Volvo buses and small tempos to multi-axle trucks and provides employment to more than 4000 people. Such exponential growth has been accomplished through his Visionary Business acumen and the respect that he commands within the business fraternity.
The Prasanna Group, has a long history of more than 25 years in transportation. It has highly trained and motivated team of professionals handling the operations 24/7 which works efficiently with standardized systems and processes. The Group has an array of mobility solutions including City and Intercity scheduled bus services, Bus and Car rentals, Corporate and school bus services, Hop on Hop off city sightseeing services and domestic/international tours and travel services for Corporate and individuals. The Group understands the concept of human logistics very well due to the vast experience of carrying passengers through its City and Intercity bus services. Today the Group serves 4 Million Passengers per day through its city buses and 5000 passengers per day on intercity buses.
The Group has three companies :
1. Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd (Intercity & City Bus Passenger Transport, Corporate & School Mobility, Domestic & International Holiday Packages)
2. Prasanna Transport Network Pvt Ltd (Goods Transport)
3. Smilestone Motels Pvt. Ltd
The vision of the Group is “To be peoples’ chosen brand, universally in mobility solutions, by serving beyond their expectation for every journey, whilst adding value to all stakeholders and society at large” We propose to achieve this vision by providing our customers with efficient, safe, clean, well-maintained and comfortable surface transport services, which covers the entire gamut of their transportation needs, with impeccable service and quality standards.
The Group’s operations PAN India are supported by:
More than 4000 Employees
Operations through its 83 Branches
More than 800 Agents
About 1000+ vehicles of different types under operation
(From Indica to Volvo & from Tempo to Multi-axle Trucks)
Following are some of his major Business Achievements
India’s Small Giants Award 2016
National Award Winner for “India’s Small Giants”, a fast emerging company in India. The award was felicitated by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister of MSME
Excellence in Bus Transport (West) 2015 Awards for Excellence in Bus Transport Service of India (West Zone) by India Bus Award 2015
India 100 SME Award 2014
WINNER of the top 100 SME’s of INDIA for 2014
National Award for Private Sector Bus Fleet Operator 2013
National Award for “Private Sector Bus Fleet Operator of the Year” by Apollo CV (Commercial Vehicles)
National Award for Operational Excellence 2012
National Award for “Operational Excellence (Bus)” at India Road Transportation Award 2012.
Best PPP Initiative in Urban Transport 2011
National Award for Best public transportation under the category “Best PPP Initiative in Urban Transport 2011” for Bhopal City Bus Services.
Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar Achievement Award 2010
A State award of “Making a difference in Peoples’ lives” on the occasion of golden jubilee Celebration of Sanyukta Maharashtra State Formation Day by aegis of Peoples’ Art Centre, Mumbai.
Excellence in Transport Industries Award 2002
National award for “Excellence in Transport Industries” by All India Motor Transport Congress.
Excellence, in Service Industries Award 1998 Award for “Excellence, in Service Industries” by the “Top Management Club”.
V.S. Vaidya Award 1997 Award under the category of “Young Entrepreneur” presented by Entrepreneur’s International Committee.