November 07, 2019 8:55 am
The buses will first be registered with the regional transport office, which is expected to take about 15 days, and then will be inducted into the service.
September 06, 2019 1:36 am
The administration signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shiv Sena-backed union BEST Kamgar Sena and BMC. The MoU stated that employees are going get a pay hike from September and that a new wage agreement will be signed by November 20.
August 07, 2019 6:25 am
BEST employees had been demanding wage negotiation talks with the administration, which was mentioned in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by the union and the administration.
August 06, 2019 9:04 am
The ladies’ special will be launched as the ‘Tejaswini Yojana’, in which 37 bus services will be earmarked for women.
July 17, 2019 3:49 am
On July 9, the BEST had implemented the new fares. According to the new fare of BEST buses, the minimum fare for a distance of 5 km was reduced to Rs 5 from Rs 8.
July 09, 2019 3:16 am
The minimum fare will be Rs 5 for a distance of 5 km while the minimum fare for BEST AC buses will be Rs 6.
May 17, 2019 1:16 am
The proposal to provide Rs 100-crore monthly assistance to the BMC will be put before the civic body’s standing committee for final approval.
January 12, 2019 7:31 am
With a fleet of 3,337 buses, the BEST, which is also the second largest mode of public transport in Mumbai, employs around 39,000 people. It pays Rs 135 crore a month towards their salaries and wages — an annual wage bill of Rs 1,620 crore.
August 29, 2018 12:56 am
On August 9, quota supporters had staged protests in parts of Mumbai. While no BEST bus was damaged, many routes were diverted. In the earlier protests, up to 25 BEST buses were damaged.
August 08, 2018 2:25 am
The BMC’s municipal chief auditor, after reviewing BEST’s contract with the company, has said in a report that as per the contract, the company has to pay Rs 500 per day for each faulty machine. The report added that the machines did not work on at least 662 days since the contract was awarded.