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Coming soon, snacks, cold drinks on AC buses in Mumbai

mumbai Updated: Mar 27, 2010 13:16 IST

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Feeling hungry on a city bus and have nothing to munch on? Relax as the transport undertaking is contemplating to make available snacks and cold drinks on selective routes.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) would introduce this service on its AC buses.

"We plan to come out with a service where commuters can have packaged food items like wafers besides cold drinks, mineral water and newspapers.

Commuters can avail of this service in King Long buses," BEST Chairman Dilip Patel said.

'M/s Creative Concept' has submitted a proposal to introduce in-vehicle retailing. The firm will pay the civic undertaking Rs 350 a bus per month, officials said.

"With this, the loss-making BEST aims to rake in some money and attract commuters," a corporator said.

"As there are regular traffic snarls in parts of the city, a commuter can take a bite and relax. We think it (the service) would be a great thing," Patel said.

If all goes well, the BEST intends to introduce the service in all its 270 AC King Long buses.

"It is not yet decided whether machines or sales executives will be deployed. Things are still in initial stages," Patel said.

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