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Mumbai: BEST postpones proposed strike to August 20

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.

BEST to launch 37 ladies’ special buses during peak hours

The ladies’ special will be launched as the ‘Tejaswini Yojana’, in which 37 bus services will be earmarked for women.


‘Highest in three years’: BEST sells 25 lakh single journey tickets on July 15

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.

Mumbai: BEST minimum fare of Rs 5 to kick in today

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.

Mayor announces Rs 100-crore aid each month for cash-strapped BEST

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.

Mumbai: BEST’s salary bill will go up by 33% if unions’ demands are accepted

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.


Mumbai: BEST suffered Rs 1.5 lakh loss during Maratha quota stir

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.

BEST completes 71 years: ‘Recover Rs 222-cr loss due to faulty ticketing machines from supplier firm’

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.

Mumbai: BEST bus runs over pillion rider

Police officials said the BEST bus driver fled from the spot after allegedly knocking down Sahil Kadam at Hindmata bus stop in Parel.

Man gets one year in jail for assaulting BEST driver

Umesh Hadikar, was convicted for causing injury to driver Ramgir Gosavi in an incident that took place on March 2, 2015.  Gosavi had told the court during his deposition that on the day of the incident, he was driving on route number 27 from Worli to Vaishali Nagar in Mulund.