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One of Mumbai's first e-buses at the Wadala depot.(HT archive)

Mumbai: BEST to introduce 26 electric buses today

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:30 PM IST
The buses have been procured under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME)-II scheme of the Central government, which promotes the use of electric vehicles in the country to curb pollution
Prateek, the man behind Masque, has been awarded the most innovative chef of the year in 2016 and 2017
Prateek, the man behind Masque, has been awarded the most innovative chef of the year in 2016 and 2017

Any recognition is always encouraging, says Kashmiri chef Prateek Sadhu as he debuts at a new columnist in HT Brunch

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The award-winning young chef hopes his Q&A column, which debuts tomorrow, will get people more excited about cooking!
Batting has been brilliant, bowling relentless in 2019(AP)
Batting has been brilliant, bowling relentless in 2019(AP)

Best in 30 years - Why Indian cricket dominated 2019: Decoding the numbers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 01:20 PM IST
While the cricketing world is drooling over the Indian fast-bowling battery, the Indian batters too have played their part, more so this year.
Indian pacers(Twitter)
Indian pacers(Twitter)

Best in 67 years, best-ever in India - Numbers reveal stunning impact of Indian fast bowlers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 09:57 AM IST
“They feel very secure. Even if they don’t play, we have enough back-up bowlers, so the bench strength is also helping us a lot,” Kohli on his fast bowlers.
Mumbai's civic transport undertaking BEST is said to have been hit by reducing the fares of AC and non-AC buses to ₹5-25 which increased the daily commuters by 12 lakh, but reduced the earnings by more than ₹30 lakh.(PTI photo)
Mumbai's civic transport undertaking BEST is said to have been hit by reducing the fares of AC and non-AC buses to ₹5-25 which increased the daily commuters by 12 lakh, but reduced the earnings by more than ₹30 lakh.(PTI photo)

BEST budget estimates show deficit of Rs 2000 cr, no change in fare till 2021

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 08:03 AM IST
The budget estimates show the total earnings for the undertaking will be Rs 5,558.91 crore and expenditure will be Rs 7,808.65 crore while BEST had a deficit budget of Rs 380.37 crore in the financial year of 2018-19.
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)

Now, track your bus with BEST’s new app

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:10 AM IST
According to BEST officials, it will help passengers know the estimated arrival time of buses and journey time.
BEST has geo-mapped nearly 6,000 bus stops and over 400 bus routes. BEST operates over 3,100 buses on these routes which ferry nearly 30 lakh passengers every day.(HT PHOTO.)
BEST has geo-mapped nearly 6,000 bus stops and over 400 bus routes. BEST operates over 3,100 buses on these routes which ferry nearly 30 lakh passengers every day.(HT PHOTO.)

To make travel easier for Mumbai commuters, BEST to launch mobile app soon

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 09:17 PM IST
BEST has begun trials of the mobile app, making the beta or trial version of it available to the public on Google play store, from August 26, 2019. It also collected feedback from experts, students and passengers for improving the app.
BEST had in April placed an order from two operators for supplying 40 e-buses each under the Centre-sponsored FEMA scheme.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)
BEST had in April placed an order from two operators for supplying 40 e-buses each under the Centre-sponsored FEMA scheme.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Bidder opts out, BEST to get 40, not 80, e-buses

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:03 AM IST
On Thursday, HT had highlighted how BEST’s plan to ply 400 AC buses had hit a roadblock as one of the two bus operators declined to supply 200 buses.
A month since it slashed its fares, the ridership of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses shot up by around 10 lakh.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
A month since it slashed its fares, the ridership of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses shot up by around 10 lakh.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BEST’s revised fares: Ridership up by 10 lakh, revenue dips by Rs 38 lakh

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 02:30 AM IST
There was also a decline in the number of pass holders, to 1.44 lakh in August from 1.73 lakh in July. The ridership on August 8 –at 27.57 lakh – was the highest for the month.
You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BEST creates two twitter handles to take plaints

Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:19 AM IST
Currently, a team of BEST officials, supervised by an officer from the secretary department, is managing these two handles. However, the BEST will soon hire an agency to handle it.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) that runs Mumbai’s bus service and distributes electricity to the city is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) that runs Mumbai’s bus service and distributes electricity to the city is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s bus operator BEST now on Twitter

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:01 PM IST
BEST’s two Twitter handles, MyBESTBus and MyBESTElectric, receive complaints and comments about the bus service and power supply respectively.
Picture for representation only.(HT PHoto)
Picture for representation only.(HT PHoto)

BEST’s fare cut brings back commuters to buses in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:02 AM IST
BEST has slashed fares of its regular as well AC buses to 5-20, and 6-25, respectively for the distance slabs of 5km, 10km, 15km and beyond 15km
The BEST undertaking has given the work order for the diesel-run buses to two private contractors.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The BEST undertaking has given the work order for the diesel-run buses to two private contractors.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BEST may get 1st lot of new AC buses within 3 months

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 08:31 AM IST
In less than 24 hours after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the BEST Workers’ Union, a recognised labour union, BEST on Tuesday said 25% of the buses will be supplied within three months.
As per Tata Power’s notice, BEST is yet to release payments from December to April.(HT File)
As per Tata Power’s notice, BEST is yet to release payments from December to April.(HT File)

Mumbai: BEST to take loan to repay Rs 561-crore dues to Tata Power

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:25 AM IST
In a notice dated May 14, Tata Power had stated that if BEST failed to repay the dues by May 21, it would divert power supply from the same day for the latter’s consumers
“Some airports are expanding quickly, but it’s still a big issue for most, especially during peak hours,” says Zillmer.(HT Photo)
“Some airports are expanding quickly, but it’s still a big issue for most, especially during peak hours,” says Zillmer.(HT Photo)

Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi international airport among top 10 airports in the world

Bloomberg | By Claire Ballentine
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:47 AM IST
The airports are rated based on three factors: on-time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options.
Most Mumbaikars spent a significant part of their lives weaving in and out of traffic in diesel-powered lifesavers(Shutterstock)
Most Mumbaikars spent a significant part of their lives weaving in and out of traffic in diesel-powered lifesavers(Shutterstock)

Humour: The BEST way to barter biscuits for kheema parathas

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 10:58 AM IST
Negotiating Mumbai via public transport is often a rewarding experience
The BMC has suggested to BEST to integrate its services with Metro and Monorail networks.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The BMC has suggested to BEST to integrate its services with Metro and Monorail networks.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Mumbai civic body asks BEST to run minibuses, integrate with Metro, Monorail

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 11:47 AM IST
Other BMC suggestions to BEST include renting out its depots for commercial purposes, appoint a committee to oversee its power and transport wing.
The BEST staff strike between January 8 and January 16 was the longest in the history of the transport undertaking, leading to a Rs19.77crore loss of ticketing revenue.(HT Photo)
The BEST staff strike between January 8 and January 16 was the longest in the history of the transport undertaking, leading to a Rs19.77crore loss of ticketing revenue.(HT Photo)

BEST needs Rs 10,000 crore over 5 years to revive finances, upgrade bus services

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:47 PM IST
BEST, Mumbai’s road transport service provider, is facing one of its worst financial crises. It has a loan burden of Rs 2,500 crore and cumulative losses of more than Rs ,800 crore.
The administration presented BEST’s budget for 2019-20 with an estimated loss of ₹769 crore.(HT FILE)
The administration presented BEST’s budget for 2019-20 with an estimated loss of ₹769 crore.(HT FILE)

Shiv Sena rejects BEST’s budget in Mumbai civic body

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The transport body’s committee, which is controlled by the same party, had cleared the 6,075-crore budget previously
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)

BEST needs a recovery plan, not mere band-aids

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 12:24 AM IST
The unions representing 35,000 to 40,000 workers are not completely satisfied with the outcome; their demands for better wages and benefits for workers have only been partially fulfilled
Nearly 29 lakh regular BEST bus commuters were troubled for a second day running after unions began a strike over their demands, including better pay, from Monday midnight(HT)
Nearly 29 lakh regular BEST bus commuters were troubled for a second day running after unions began a strike over their demands, including better pay, from Monday midnight(HT)

BEST tells 2,000 employees to vacate their Mumbai quarters

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 08:24 AM IST
300 others sent notices under essential services act; unions call it a pressure tactic
People heading to office were seen queuing up near BEST bus stops after the strike started after midnight on Monday. Authorities allowed private buses to ferry passengers but commuters said they were inadequate.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
People heading to office were seen queuing up near BEST bus stops after the strike started after midnight on Monday. Authorities allowed private buses to ferry passengers but commuters said they were inadequate.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Commuters in Mumbai affected as BEST employees go on strike

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Thousands of commuters in Mumbai faced delays on Tuesday as employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) went on strike to press for several of their demands.
DMK chief Stalin endorsed during an event in Chennai to unveil the statue of his father, the late M Karunanidhi.(AP Photo)
DMK chief Stalin endorsed during an event in Chennai to unveil the statue of his father, the late M Karunanidhi.(AP Photo)

Best to pick PM face after polls: Oppn parties after Stalin endorses Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 11:57 PM IST
“There is a broad agreement among all Opposition parties that the issue of PM will be decided after the poll,” Trinamool Congress’s Rajya Sabha floor leader Derek O’Brien said.
Andrew Symonds of Australia watches Harbhajan Singh of India bowl during day four of the Second Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2008 in Sydney.(Getty Images)
Andrew Symonds of Australia watches Harbhajan Singh of India bowl during day four of the Second Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2008 in Sydney.(Getty Images)

Harbhajan Singh refutes Andrew Symonds’ latest claims on ‘monkeygate’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Former Australia all-rounder had been speaking to Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee for a documentary which will go on air on Monday. This is what Andrew Symonds said about the unsavoury incident from more than 10 years ago.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has dismissed seven staffers, including Marathi actress Madhavi Juvekar, for featuring in a viral video, in which they were seen dancing and throwing money in the air during a function at Wadala depot in September 2017.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has dismissed seven staffers, including Marathi actress Madhavi Juvekar, for featuring in a viral video, in which they were seen dancing and throwing money in the air during a function at Wadala depot in September 2017.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

BEST dismisses 7 over viral dance video

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 06:11 AM IST
Apart from the dismissals, BEST has also reduced the salary slabs of seven others who were featured in the Dussehra video, said BEST committee chairman Ashish Chemburkar.
For mitigating losses, the BEST has sharply increased bus fare in the past decade, making it one of the costliest modes of mass transport, forcing many commuters to switch to other modes of transport.(HT File Photo)
For mitigating losses, the BEST has sharply increased bus fare in the past decade, making it one of the costliest modes of mass transport, forcing many commuters to switch to other modes of transport.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai infra: Even the BEST can be better

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 10:26 AM IST
The bus service is running in losses, and commuters continue to move away owing to high fares
The number of BEST commuters has decreased substantially.(HT PHOTO)
The number of BEST commuters has decreased substantially.(HT PHOTO)

BEST driving Mumbaiites away? 25.9 lakh took buses in February

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 11:36 AM IST
The members alleged that BEST passengers had dropped from 27 lakh in the last six months to 25.9 lakh in February
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