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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.

  • 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.

  • Mumbai: BEST plans to hike bus fare to cover its losses, NCP stages protest

    Mumbai: The management of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has planned to hike the bus fare by up to Rs 12 for longer distances. This has been planned in order to cut costs. The decision to hike bus fares was taken during a BEST committee meeting conducted on Tuesday. The hike in bus fare would be implemented once it is approved in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) general body meeting.

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    Mumbai: BEST unveils emission free electric buses at Wadala depot

    Mumbai: The management of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses has finally inducted at least four emission free electric buses on Friday. These buses have facilities which include surveillance cameras and proper ventilation system. These buses were inaugurated at the Wadala depot by Yuva Sena President, Aditya Thackeray. The buses have been launched with the intention of providing environmental friendly buses as these buses runs on electricity.

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    Mumbai: In a shocking video which went viral on the social media in which Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST)’s staff are seen dancing like there is no tomorrow in the Wadala depot, Mumbai. However, when you will watch this video carefully then you will find out that, the staffer is seen throwing currency notes at a woman, who can be seen dancing in an obscene way.

  • Mumbai: Video goes viral of BEST staff dancing and throwing currency notes at Wadala depot

    Mumbai: In a shocking video which went viral on all social media on Wednesday, the staffers of Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) are seen dancing and throwing currency notes at their office at Wadala. This was supposedly a Dussehra celebrations sanctioned by the administration to hold puja, antakshri and close knit celebrations, which has been converted like a dance party.

  • Mumbai: BMC proposal to merge with BEST to be tabled soon

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its upcoming General Municipal Councillors’ Meeting (GMCM) would table the proposal of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) budget merger with general budget.

  • Mumbai: 41,000 employees BEST set to get Diwali bonus with help from BMC

    Mumbai: At least 41,000 employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) are set to receive their Diwali bonus on Thursday. This was possible as the management of BEST received a total amount of Rs 25 crore as advance loan from the civic body in order to provide Diwali bonus to its employees.

  • Mumbai: Hybrid buses to start from October-end

    Mumbai: The much-awaited hybrid bus services, which aim to ease congestion and provide better connectivity to commuters of Bandra-Kurla Complex, is set to begin from October-end. Officials confirmed that ten buses have been registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO). The bus services will be operated by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).

  • Mumbai rains: BMC blames IMD for August 29 deluge

    Mumbai: While city is still facing the heavy lashes of the rain, the BMC and IMD are still playing blame game for August 29 deluge, which paralysed the city.

  • Mumbai: BEST to send officials for foreign tour to study single ticketing system

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) committee on Thursday gave its final approval to send its senior official to visit foreign countries where Integrated Ticketing System (ITS) are operational. This comes after Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) sent a proposal to the management of BEST to depute its official for a technical visit to understand the importance of single ticket system.

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    Mumbai: To revive from its losses, BEST to bring bus lanes to speed up commute

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has been facing losses for a long time now, so to revive itself from the losses, BEST has come with solution, to introduce dedicated lanes in selected routes. According to a report in Hindustan Times, in a meeting Dr Surendrakumar Bagde, general manager of the BEST, revealed details of the revival plan. the plan includes changes in the BEST’s ageing fleet of vehicles and

  • AC buses not fundamental right, says BEST to Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In a unique stand, the Brihanmumbai Electronic Supply Transport (BEST) has told the Bombay High Court that no citizen has a fundamental right to travel via Air Conditioned (AC) buses. This stand was taken by the BEST in its affidavit filed in the HC, last week.

  • Mumbai: 16-hour-long BEST bus strike called off after Uddhav Thackeray’s intervention

    New Delhi: Sixteen hours after inconveniencing over 30 lakh bus commuters on Monday, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) union workers called of their strike. No BEST bus plied from Sunday midnight and the strike was called off after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray assured the workers payment of their salaries by August 10.

  • Mumbai BEST strike: Buses off roads over pay dispute; daily commuters hit hard

    Mumbai: Over 3,500 buses of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking went off the roads here after its workers’ union went on a strike to press for their demands, including timely payment of salaries. Nearly 36,000 BEST employees went on the strike since midnight, putting the citizens to inconvenience as ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is being celebrated today. The BEST operates around 3,700 buses on 483 routes, ferrying over 30 lakh passengers every