"The checks will be conducted in interest of passenger safety. A team of two officials will conduct the random checks. Commuters should call our help line number (1800227550) if they find anything suspicious on a bus," said Virendra Bagul, public relations officer, BEST.
In addition to this, staff at BEST's 25 depots across the city is being directed to thoroughly check the bus before it is parked at night. Onboard staff have also been asked not to leave buses unattended. "Drivers and conductors can't both leave a bus until their substitutes take over," added Bagul.
The undertaking claims to have expedited the installation of CCTV cameras on the buses as well.