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Q&A: ‘BEST losses Rs 2,000 crore... have to be brought down to Rs 500 crore’

March 02, 2020 2:33 am

We have to opt for bus services without conductors for BEST. Buses in London operate without conductors. The other option is to shut down BEST altogether.

Mumbai: BEST workers’ nine-point demand to legislators

February 24, 2020 3:02 am

The demand to not sell off BEST assets comes after BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi asked BEST to increase revenue through better management of its leased property, which, according to BEST sources, will include capitalisation of its assets.

Mumbai: BEST asks ex-employees to absorb interest cuts on gratuity dues

February 10, 2020 2:35 am

On Saturday, in a Lok Adalat hearing, which took place at an industrial court, the agency, citing its “precarious” financial position, appealed to 35 of its ex-employees with the offer.

Mumbai: Workers’ unions protest against bid for privatisation of BEST

January 28, 2020 3:38 am

Employees marched on the 1.5-km stretch from Veer Kotwal Garden in Dadar to Wadala depot to raise concerns over loss of jobs with the BEST administration implementing wet leasing.

Mumbai: BEST set to run 15 late night buses to improve connectivity of malls, eateries with stations

January 26, 2020 1:55 am

The BEST undertaking will also undertake a survey to assess the passengers’ demand and roll out another shift of buses that will ply up to 4.30 am to provide extra connectivity from malls and restaurants to different parts of the city.

Mumbai: In November, BEST suffered Rs 150 crore loss, says official

December 25, 2019 5:54 am

In November, BEST buses had only travelled 42.73 lakh km against their target of 1.7 crore km, leading to a loss of about Rs 150 crore, the committee members said.

BEST employees go on hunger strike, demand fresh wage agreement

August 28, 2019 1:43 am

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’

July 23, 2019 2:25 am

“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

July 21, 2019 1:40 am

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

July 13, 2019 9:29 am

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.