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File photo: BEST buses in Mumbai.(HT photo)

BEST bus driver, who ferried essential service workers, spends 65 days in hospital battling Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Senior BEST officials lauded his courage and said that his positive outlook motivated many others.
The accident occurred at around 10:30 am near 24 Karat theater, SV Road, Jogeshwari.(Hindustan Times)
The accident occurred at around 10:30 am near 24 Karat theater, SV Road, Jogeshwari.(Hindustan Times)

Mumbai: 25-year-old crushed to death by BEST bus after bike slips on SV Road

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Suraj Ojha
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Chelladurai Koilpillai (54), the BEST bus driver, was arrested by Mumbai Police for negligence and later released on bail.
If Mumbai is completely locked down, it will resemble a ghost town not unlike Wuhan from where photographs and videos were shared in late January.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
If Mumbai is completely locked down, it will resemble a ghost town not unlike Wuhan from where photographs and videos were shared in late January.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Lockdown is painful but may be Mumbai’s best chance at tackling Coronavirus

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 04:30 PM IST
If Mumbai is completely locked down, it will resemble a ghost town not unlike Wuhan from where photographs and videos were shared in late January.
The fight started when the accused asked one of the men to get up from a seat, claiming it was reserved for women.(Getty Images)
The fight started when the accused asked one of the men to get up from a seat, claiming it was reserved for women.(Getty Images)

21-year-old man stabs 2 in Mumbai’s BEST bus in a fight over seat; arrested

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The two men who were stabbed were taken to Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivli. While Akbar has been discharged, Shaikh was operated upon for his stomach injuries and is out of danger, said police.
The mini buses will be introduced in Mumbai city after registration.(HT PHOTO.)
The mini buses will be introduced in Mumbai city after registration.(HT PHOTO.)

Mumbai gets 21-seater BEST mini buses today, to ply on city feeder routes

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:34 PM IST
The buses will be operated on diesel and are likely to ply from the Colaba bus depot. The buses have been acquired on wet lease for a period of seven years.
The app will allow passengers to check estimated arrival and journey time with the help of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted on the buses.(HT PHOTO.)
The app will allow passengers to check estimated arrival and journey time with the help of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted on the buses.(HT PHOTO.)

Mumbai commuters can now track BEST buses on new app

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 07:54 PM IST
With the addition of new buses, including six air-conditioned e-buses in the fleet, BEST will be able to launch point to point service in some parts of the city. BEST has planned to expand its fleet to 6000 in the first phase.
The BMC, however, has attributed this to online traffic and network jammers installed for security reasons on the occasion of Independence Day.(HT image)
The BMC, however, has attributed this to online traffic and network jammers installed for security reasons on the occasion of Independence Day.(HT image)

3 days after launch, technical glitch hits BMC’s parking app

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 03:44 AM IST
BEST buses parked at these depots at night are plying the streets during the day, leaving the depots empty and available for parking.
BEST unions postponed their indefinite strike .(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
BEST unions postponed their indefinite strike .(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

After Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport positive steps, unions defer strike for now

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:55 PM IST
The BEST administration has taken positive steps to sign the agreement. Hence, unions took the decision of postponing the strike.
BEST will now become one of the cheapest modes of transport in the country for long-distance journeys.(HT PHOTO)
BEST will now become one of the cheapest modes of transport in the country for long-distance journeys.(HT PHOTO)

Mumbaikars to pay less for BEST buses’ rides from Tuesday

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
With the fare revision in fares of BEST buses, the loss-making body is aiming to increase its daily ridership to 50 lakh from the present 22 lakh .
Auto drivers have threatened to strike from Tuesday across the state(HT Photo)
Auto drivers have threatened to strike from Tuesday across the state(HT Photo)

Will Mumbai, rest of Maharashtra face autorickshaw strike from Tuesday?

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Unions want state to fulfil demands today; government says it hasn’t been approached, no meet planned
Private entities such as transport and food services, which do not aid citizens in distress after the BMC, will be punished under the Disaster Management (DM) Act this monsoon.(PTI/Representative Image)
Private entities such as transport and food services, which do not aid citizens in distress after the BMC, will be punished under the Disaster Management (DM) Act this monsoon.(PTI/Representative Image)

‘Help in flood rescue or face jail time’, BMC tells private entities

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 01:52 PM IST
If you do not help evacuate residents from flooding spots, get ready to pay fine or face imprisonment, BMC tells pvt food and transport services.
Experts have long pressed for dedicated bus lanes owing to growing congestion caused by private vehicles and rising infrastructure work on the city’s roads.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Experts have long pressed for dedicated bus lanes owing to growing congestion caused by private vehicles and rising infrastructure work on the city’s roads.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BEST plans dedicated bus lanes on high-frequency routes

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:05 AM IST
In 2015, BEST had proposed dedicated bus lanes at several stretches in Mumbai but ended up implementing the plan only at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Mahalaxmi railway station-Worli Naka stretch
No arrests have yet been made as some witnesses said they saw the victim jump in front of the bus. The third witness said the victim was run over by the bus driver.(Getty Images)
No arrests have yet been made as some witnesses said they saw the victim jump in front of the bus. The third witness said the victim was run over by the bus driver.(Getty Images)

24-year-old in Powai run over by BEST bus, driver booked

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 01:52 PM IST
The incident took place near the Milind Nagar signal at Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR). The victim, Rakesh Patil, suffered severe head injuries and was taken to Rajawadi Hospital. He was declared dead before admission.
Ali Tabir Shaikh
Ali Tabir Shaikh

Mumbai hit-and-run:Woman’s search for brother’s killer makes headway

Hindustan TImes | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 01:25 AM IST
Mumbai hit-and-run:Woman’s search for brother’s killer makes headway
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)
Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)

Hit-and-run: Three killed in separate mishaps in Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki, Thane
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 12:24 AM IST
In the first incident, Shrikant Khamkar, 29, died after the two-wheeler he was riding, was hit by a BEST bus at Shrinagar in Thane
BEST buses on the road tell you the city is functioning normally.(HT File)
BEST buses on the road tell you the city is functioning normally.(HT File)

Mumbai should not lose one of its BEST legacies

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:50 AM IST
The red buses, single and double-deckers, are a metaphor for this city and without them there was a sense of incompleteness
BEST buses resumed services after nine days of strike
BEST buses resumed services after nine days of strike

Mumbai’s BEST buses to resume normal services on Thursday, administration worried about financial burden

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:21 AM IST
Management braces for heavy losses after HC intervention ends nine-day bus strike
The Dharavi BEST depot, Mumbai. The BEST workers unions have been on strike to demand better wages and other benefits since Monday midnight.(ANI @Twitter)
The Dharavi BEST depot, Mumbai. The BEST workers unions have been on strike to demand better wages and other benefits since Monday midnight.(ANI @Twitter)

BEST buses to stay off Mumbai roads on Day 4; Uddhav’s intervention to end staff strike fails

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed and Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 08:59 AM IST
The talks were held after Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar called for a meeting as Uddhav Thackeray, whose party rules the BEST as well as its parent body, intervened.
A strike by BEST employees to demand better pay and benefits among other things entered the third day on ThursdayHT Photo by Prasad Gori(Hindustan Times)
A strike by BEST employees to demand better pay and benefits among other things entered the third day on ThursdayHT Photo by Prasad Gori(Hindustan Times)

BEST strike continues on third day after talks fail

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:08 AM IST
BEST Sanyukta Kamgar Kruti Samiti, a joint action committee of labour unions leading the strike, was due to meet the administration again on Thursday as thousands of commuters were affected with buses off the road.
Mumbai: People stand in queue to catch private bus as BEST employees went on a Strike outside Bandra station in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Mumbai: People stand in queue to catch private bus as BEST employees went on a Strike outside Bandra station in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Mumbai commuters face trouble as BEST strike enters second day

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Despite the Shiv Sena affiliated union withdrawing its support from the strike on Tuesday night and announcing the operation of 500 BEST buses, the turnout of the staff was poor.
BEST workers are on strike to press for several of their demands.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
BEST workers are on strike to press for several of their demands.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

BEST strike to continue on Wednesday, but 500 buses will ply

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed and Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 09:18 AM IST
At least 500 of the 3,337 BEST buses could ply in Mumbai on Wednesday as a section of the staff, led by a Shiv Sena-affiliated union, has decided to withdraw support to the strike.
BEST buses at Dindoshi depot in Mumbai. The BEST administration has paid part of November salaries to its employees in coins of Rs 10.(HT File)
BEST buses at Dindoshi depot in Mumbai. The BEST administration has paid part of November salaries to its employees in coins of Rs 10.(HT File)

35,000 workers of Mumbai’s BEST buses get their salaries worth Rs 1.5crore in coins

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 12:36 PM IST
Around 29 lakh people travel on BEST buses on a daily basis. Owing to ticket selling and other sources, Rs 10 coins worth Rs 75 lakh get deposited in BEST coffers every month.
The police have filed a case against a contractor carrying out maintenance work inside Darabshaw House.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The police have filed a case against a contractor carrying out maintenance work inside Darabshaw House.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Mumbai man dies after fifth-floor window shutter falls, crushes him in SoBo

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 12:38 AM IST
A 32-year-old insurance agent was killed after the shutters of a window, from the fifth floor of a south Mumbai building, came crashing down on him.
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Vehicle sales rise, Mumbai not worried about fuel price

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 08:14 AM IST
Fuel prices may have steadily spiked to all-time highs over the past three months, but that didn’t seem to stop Mumbaiites from buying cars and bikes.
People lined up for the double decker best bus at Nariman Point in Mumbai, India, on August 8.(Hindustan Times)
People lined up for the double decker best bus at Nariman Point in Mumbai, India, on August 8.(Hindustan Times)

Mumbai’s iconic double- decker buses to be phased out by 2023

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Introduced in 1937, the buses gained popularity, both among commuters and tourists.
Taxi and auto union leaders, however, said this will force commuters to walk the extra mile. “As per the rule, stands should be 15m away from bus stops,” said AL Quadros, leader of Mumbai Taximens Union.(HT File Photo)
Taxi and auto union leaders, however, said this will force commuters to walk the extra mile. “As per the rule, stands should be 15m away from bus stops,” said AL Quadros, leader of Mumbai Taximens Union.(HT File Photo)

No new auto, taxi stands within 50 metres of BEST bus stops: BMC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:46 AM IST
In the future, no new auto rickshaw or taxi stand in the city will be located within 50 metres of bus stops of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST)
BEST is the second largest mode of mass transport in Mumbai and ferries 28-29 lakh commuters every day.(HT File Photo)
BEST is the second largest mode of mass transport in Mumbai and ferries 28-29 lakh commuters every day.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai BEST’s ticket revenue down by 117 crore in 2017-18

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Its expenses also dipped by Rs165 crore in the last financial year.
The woman was at a BEST bus station in central Mumbai’s Kurla.(HT FIle Photo)
The woman was at a BEST bus station in central Mumbai’s Kurla.(HT FIle Photo)

Reversing BEST bus crushes woman to death in Mumbai’s Kurla

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:37 PM IST
The woman, a bank employee, was passing between the buses when one began reversing and pinned her to a stationary bus.

Driver of BEST bus arrested in Mumbai for assaulting 6-year-old

Hindustan Times | By Manish Paathak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Sopan Ugale, 32, worked with the Goregaon bus depot as a driver.
the incident took place between 10:35am and 11am near Shanti Café on Dr BA Road.(Representational photo)
the incident took place between 10:35am and 11am near Shanti Café on Dr BA Road.(Representational photo)

Biker tries to overtake BEST bus, gets crushed by its rear wheels in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Tandel, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:33 AM IST
The Bhoiwada police have registered an accidental death case.
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