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BEST officials use chalks to write down route numbers on buses with defunct indicators

According to BEST officials, for the past few days now, the indicator boards on the front and back sides of their Switch-make AC double-decker e-buses haven’t functioning. “There are currently at least 3-4 buses at any given time whose indicators are switched off due to technical faults

BEST officials use chalks to write down route numbers on buses with defunct indicators
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 07:48 AM IST

BEST installs mobile air purifiers in buses for improved air quality

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) has installed air purifiers in 15 diesel buses to improve air quality in Mumbai. The initiative will be extended to 350 buses in the next two months. The filters can clean up to 15,000 cubic meters of air per hour, capturing 12-15 grams of suspended particulate matter.

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Updated on Dec 01, 2023 07:42 AM IST

Police, transport dept finally take note of e-bike menace

Government agencies are addressing the nuisance caused by mini electric bikes in Mumbai, including haphazard parking, rash driving, and breaching of traffic signals. The bikes are not regulated under the Motor Vehicles Act or transport department rules, making it difficult to enforce regulations. Citizens have complained about the misuse of the bikes, and officials are urging the e-bike operator to ensure proper parking.

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Updated on Nov 29, 2023 07:26 AM IST

BEST moves to non-AC CNG bus to address depleting fleet

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) has received the first set of non-AC CNG single-decker buses as part of its plan to strengthen its fleet. The buses will be operated on a wet lease and are expected to start operating within a week or 10 days. BEST intends to have a fleet of 10,000 electric buses by 2027.

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Updated on Oct 24, 2023 08:50 AM IST

End of a long and nostalgic journey

Generations have grown up enjoying commuting on the BEST’s double deckers. What a shock it was to learn that the BEST planned to discontinue them from Sept 15

Mumbai, India - Sep 14, 2023 : Tomorrow Last day for a Double Decker BEST BUS run at Andheri, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sep 14, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 12:50 AM IST
ByJyoti Punwani
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