Now, you won’t have to fight over change with the bus conductor.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to give Rs25 lakh in coins every month to the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking.
Earlier, the RBI used to give Rs16 lakh in coins every month to the undertaking.
“Passengers have been complaining about the lack of change. Often arguments take place between the conductor and passengers. So, we had requested the RBI to give us more money in coins and they agreed to give us Rs 25 lakh a month,” said Sanjay Potnis, BEST committee chairman.
The Siddhivinayak Mandir Trust in Prabhadevi has also agreed to give Rs2 lakh in coins, whenever the public undertaking wants.
“Now, we are getting more than enough from the RBI so there is no need take coins from anyone else,” said a BEST official on condition of anonymity because of protocol issues.
Commuters are very happy with RBI’s decision.
Versova resident Nikita Dalal, who travels by bus every day to Bandra, said, “This news is a big relief. I often face this problem. Now, I will demand change from the conductor.”