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BEST employees go on hunger strike, demand fresh wage agreement

On Tuesday evening, talks between BEST administration and union leaders failed following which BEST Sanyukt Kamagar Kruti Samiti, an umbrella body of all major BEST employees’ unions, sat on an indefinite hunger strike.

Days after fare cut, Mumbai's BEST union threatens to go on strike over ‘unfulfilled assurances’

“Union has served notice to the administration for the strike. If the negotiations fail, BEST employees will go on strike,” the BEST Workers Union said.


Transport experts call for dedicated BEST lane, cycle tracks in Mumbai

The experts — Ashok Datar, Nitin Killawala, Hussain Indorewala and Firoza Suresh — were participating in a discussion on the ongoing infrastructure projects in the city and their impact on the environment.

Mumbai body to handover 25 loss-making electric buses to BEST

On August 26, 2015, the development authority had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata Motors for supplying 25 electric buses, to be procured at a cost of Rs 13.50 crore.

Mumbai: No written proposal yet from authority, BEST buses will continue to remain off roads

Sunday will be the sixth day of the strike called by over 30,000 BEST employees demanding, among other things, timely disbursal of their salaries and merger of the BEST’s budget with that of BMC.

Non-payment of RS 500 crore in Taxes: BEST likely to meet govt officials, ask for relief

The BEST is facing losses of more than Rs 1,000 crore. In the budget estimates released for 2019-20 on Monday, the undertaking has showed an estimated deficit of Rs 844.71 crore for its transport wing.


Mumbai: Late-night commuters depend on these Rs 20-a-seat taxis to go home

The drivers, who share space on the waterfront outside a juice shop, charge as low as Rs 20 a seat to ferry passengers to the northern and eastern borders of the city and beyond.

Mumbai: History of transportation preserved in paper models

Enclosed within a small glass box are nearly 40 miniature models, displaying delicate and exquisite details, inside the museum.

Commuters suggest ways to revive BEST

Under the initiative ‘Save BEST’, the group plans to advise BEST on ways that could improve the financial position of the undertaking.

Mumbai consumer forum dismisses complaint against BEST

D’souza suggested changes that could be brought to the structure and also on seating arrangement of the BEST buses. He also sought Wifi services in buses.