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Using tech to get you on a bus

mumbai Updated: Jun 03, 2011 01:16 IST
Snehal Rebello
Snehal Rebello
Hindustan Times
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For those who hate waiting endlessly at bus stops, here’s an application that will help you find your bus route at the click of a mouse and even on your mobile phone.

In an effort to boost the public transport system and motivate citizens to hop on to a bus, the Mumbai Environmental Social Network (MESN) has developed a web-based route finder for Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses.

The route finder will give information on bus numbers for destinations as well as the routes. More than 45 lakh commuters use BEST buses every day.

“Transport is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and a good public transport system will help reduce emissions and benefit public health,” said Rishi Agarwal of MESN. “Through technology, we hope more people will leave their cars home and opt for buses.”

The bus route finder is available

in a beta version at