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  • Mumbai: 22-year-old girl crushed by a reversing bus, driver arrested

    Mumbai: A 22-year-old girl was crushed between two BEST buses when the driver of one of them was reversing at the depot at Kurla on Friday morning. Amreen Saba Murtuza Shaikh, 22, was crossing the road when she got crushed between the two BEST buses near a bus stop. BEST driver Sanjay Pawar, 51, was reversing bus number 310 when the mishap took place; the other bus was parked near the depot. Shaikh

  • Mumbai: BEST Undertaking aims to help 7,000 employees quit tobacco

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking has been conducting out a counselling programme for its employees to assess the magnitude of their addiction to tobacco and help them quit its consumption. BEST Chief Medical Officer Dr Anil Singhal said that for the past four years, cancer cases in BEST employees had decreased by 90 per cent as they had stopped consuming tobacco in any form, ever since a campaign was

  • BEST: Public utility v/s profitable enterprise

    An impassioned and angry letter by the renowned author Kiran Nagarkar questioning the decline of the BEST public transport system has led to an outpouring of support for what was once considered one of the best transport systems in the world. Newspaper, Mumbai Mirror, published the open letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner who chose to provide an equally public reply.

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    Mumbai: BEST committee members to bring no-confidence motion against GM

    Mumbai: The committee members of the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) plan to bring a no-confidence motion in the next meeting against Surendra Badge, General Manager of the BEST. Despite the BEST facing a huge loss due to which they are losing commuters and also reducing the rounds of BEST buses in the city, the GM is said to be ignoring all these issues which need to be treated on a

  • Rich city, poor ideas in gridlocked Mumbai

    Mumbai’s civic buses were a source of pride. The acronym, BEST, for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking, fitted well for a service that stood out among the services of the Mumbai municipality. Even today, seats are rarely if ever torn. Bus conductors return change.  You board and alight only at the designated bus stop. Many Mumbaikars have seen the sight of people boarding the bus at a traffic red light,

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    Mumbai: BEST to provide e-charging stations at bus depots soon

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport has decided to set up a electric charging stations at its bus depot which will be accessible to electric vehicle owners. This move come after World Health Organisation (WHO) report revealed that air pollution has reached an alarming level in city.

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    Mumbai: Tourist buses on way to scrapyard due to tussle between ministers

    Mumbai: In a tussle between Jay Kumar Rawal, cabinet minister for tourism and Madan Yerawar, minister of state (MoS) for tourism, 11 Hop On Hop Off (HoHo) buses specially purchased from the annual budget of District Planning Committee (DPC) of Mumbai and Mumbai suburb city are rotting at Santacruz depot of BrihanMumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) close to one year. The tussle is apparently over re-designing of already fabricated buses.

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    Mumbai: 4000 ex-employees of BEST haven’t received gratuity for over 1 year

    Mumbai: Nearly 4000 ex-employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) have not received their gratuity for the last one and half-year. The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party moved an adjournment motion on Friday for not giving the gratuity to the ex-employees and staged a walkout from the meeting.

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    Mumbai: BEST losing passengers due to hike in fare

    Mumbai: Commuters and transport experts have expressed disappointment over the decision taken by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to increase the bus fares on the longer routes. Commuters said that instead of increasing the fares they should have improved the bus frequency which they feel is never punctual.

  • Mumbaikars, be ready to pay more for BEST buses from today

    From today, BEST bus commuters will have to pay more for using the services, as Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) has given its final nod for a fare hike. According to a report by Mid-Day, the fare for a shorter distance (0-4km) will remain same.

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    Mumbai: Soon, BEST will replace old electric meters with new digital meters in island city

    On Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has passed a proposal of replacing the old electric meters (conventional meters) with digital ones. BEST will begin the installation of digital electricity meters soon and has planned to change 1,00,000 old meters in Colaba, Nariman Point, Dadar, Parel, and Fort.

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    Mumbai: BEST workers protest over salary deducted for Diwali bonus recovery

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) workers protested outside all the 26 bus depots in the city after Rs 500 was deducted from the February. Nearly, 40,000 employees were in for a shock after they got to know their salary had been deducted. The workers said salary had been deducted as recovery of 10 per cent of Diwali bonus paid last year.

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    Mumbai: Drive against privatisation of BEST buses reach common man’s house

    Mumbai: People’s movement through Aamchi Mumbai Aamchi BEST (AMAB) against the BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is said to get stronger as those who participated in the rally on Monday stated that they would approach people at bus stops, depots and residential societies asking them to participate in future.

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    Mumbai: Bumpy ride ahead for the iconic BEST buses

    Mumbai: Faced with mounting losses, the iconic BEST buses in Mumbai are having a bumpy ride, forcing the civic administration to come out with a slew of reform measures to put them back on track. However, these measures are facing a stiff resistance from employees and unions who feel they are a move towards eventually privatising the civic-run undertaking.

  • Mumbai: BEST bus crushes 7-year-old balloon seller in Kandivali west

    Mumbai: A seven-year-old slum dweller was crushed under the rear wheel of BEST bus in Kandivali (west) on Sunday afternoon. The bus driver Dilip Gadekar (57) is arrested. The traffic signal was red when the boy Vira Bhosale and his aunt were selling balloon near Bobby Shopping Centre on Kandivali (west).

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    Mumbai: BEST and BMC budget merger hits roadblock as UD department’s nod still awaited

    Mumbai: The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking will not have a common budget this year. As the proposal to bring amendment in the BEST and Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act is pending before the BJP-led state government’s Urban Development (UD) department.

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    Mumbai: BMC to cut bonus from BEST paycheck

    Mumbai: The standing committee on Wednesday approved the proposal of deducting salaries of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees to pay back the Diwali bonus given to the 41,000 employees. The civic corporation had given Rs 25 crore to its transport undertaking body to be distributed as Diwali bonus of Rs 5,500 to its employees, as the employees also threatened to go on strike if Diwali bonus is

  • Mumbai: BEST plans to appoint IAS cadre officer for overhaul

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is suffering from huge financial crisis. However, to cover the loss now the civic commissioner is planning to appoint an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre officer to look after the working of transport undertaking.