BEST increases hop-on-hop-off AC bus service for tourists in Mumbai
Currently, the Ho-Ho buses are functional from Gateway of India to Juhu Chowpatty, with several tourist halts on the way. The new Ho-Ho bus will operate from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to various other spots around the city
Mumbai: First electric double-decker bus likely to be in public service from September
The civic-run BEST has awarded a contract to a private company for the supply of 900 electric buses in phases, with 50 percent of these to be delivered by March 2023
Thane tribunal orders BEST to pay Rs 13 lakh compensation to kin of bus accident victim
After hearing arguments from both the sides, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal held that the BEST driver was at fault, and ordered the undertaking to pay the compensation
Meet Laxmi Jadhav, Mumbai's first woman BEST bus driver
A driving enthusiast from childhood, Laxmi was the first woman to receive an autorickshaw permit from Wadala RTO in 2016. Doing odd jobs with transport agencies earlier taught her to drive luxury cars like BMW and Mercedes
Three women among eight injured as BEST bus rams into dumper truck in Mumbai
The incident occurred on Wednesday morning when the bus (route no 22) was on its way to Pydhonie in south Mumbai from Marol
BEST to scrap 535 old buses by year-end; 19 double-deckers will also be removed
The move is in accordance with the Bombay High Court's directive to scrap buses that have been operational for 15 years or more
Mumbai's BEST bus service has just launched its official Twitter handle, suggestions and requests are already pouring in
It certainly looks the handle will be a great place for catching up on the latest updates from BEST.
Mumbai's BEST to reduce bus fares to boost ridership; minimum fares for non-AC rides reduced to Rs 5
BEST, with a fleet of 3,337 buses, including 120 double-deckers, has so far failed to recover even its cost of operation, and its ridership over the years has fallen.
Mumbai's BMC presents Rs 30,692-crore budget for 2019-20, proposes Rs 44 crore as capital investment for BEST
The Mumbai civic body on Monday earmarked Rs 4,151 crore for health and Rs 2,074 crore for primary education besides allocating funds for a number of infrastructure projects in its Rs 30,692-crore budget for 2019 -20.
BEST workers' union agrees to call off Mumbai bus strike, accepts management's '10-step increment plan'
The Bombay High Court suggested that a retired high court judge be appointed as a mediator to resolve other concerns of the BEST employees.
BEST bus strike in Mumbai enters Day 9: No end to commuters' woes as workers reject '10-step increment plan'
Over 32,000 BEST employees have been on strike since 8 January over their various demands, including pay hike, revision of pay grade for junior level employees, and merger of loss-making BEST's budget with that of the BMC.
BEST agrees to interim pay hike from Feb; Bombay HC tells workers' union to take final call on withdrawal of strike
The Bombay High Court has directed the BEST workers' union to take a final decision on the withdrawal of its ongoing strike by Tuesday evening and inform the court on Wednesday
Mumbai BEST strike: Bombay HC to pass orders on Tuesday as Maharashtra govt, bus workers' union fail to resolve stir
The Bombay High Court Monday said it would pass appropriate orders on Tuesday if the BEST workers' union and Maharashtra state authorities failed to end the deadlock
Daily Bulletin: Gujarat implements 10% quota for general category 'poor'; petrol touches Rs 70 mark in Delhi; day's top stories
Today's top stories: 10% EWS quota to come into force in Gujarat from today; Petrol touches Rs 70-mark in Delhi for first time in 2019; Congress seeks immediate removal of chief vigilance commissioner; and more.
Mumbai BEST bus strike continues for fourth consecutive day; employees say services will remain suspended till demands are met
Lakhs of commuters in Mumbai continued to suffer as an indefinite strike called by employees of BEST continued for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.
Mumbai bus strike enters Day 3: Lakhs of commuters face the heat as BEST employees continue protest
Nearly 32,000 BEST employees are on an indefinite strike since Tuesday over various demands, including higher salaries and merger of the budget of the loss-making undertaking with that of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Mumbai comes to a standstill as 29,000 BEST employees take part in indefinite strike demanding seeking increase in salary, bonus
Around 29,000 employees of the civic-run transport service BEST are going on an indefinite strike beginning on Tuesday for various demands despite an industrial court restraining them from taking the step.
Bengaluru's bus system loses least money, thanks to better supply chain strategies, lower staff costs
Bengaluru is India’s third most-populous city, but its bus system is not only India’s largest with 6,448 buses (in 2015-16), it also lost the least money.
Maratha quota agitation: BEST services suspended in Mumbai suburbs as protesters hurl stones at buses, block roads
Protesters attacked public buses in Mumbai, and neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai as the bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation began on Wednesday morning.
Heavy Mumbai rains claim three lives as traffic comes to standstill, road caves in and several flights are delayed
Heavy rains in Mumbai led by the Southwest Monsoon have claimed three lives in the city and adjoining Thane district so far, according to officials.