Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has planned to operate at least 50 air conditioned (AC) buses which would cater to exclusively women passengers. These buses would be named as ‘Tejaswini’.
In April this year, the management of BEST had accepted the proposal of the state government to run more special buses for women. “The state government decided to run these special buses for the convenience of women passengers. These buses would help them travel in a comfortable manner during peak hours when the buses are crowded,” said Hanumath Gofhane, Public Relations Officer of BEST. The management of BEST is already operating special buses which are catering to only women passengers. “We have recorded at least 85 trips of these buses on a daily basis,” added Gofhane.