Mumbai: Rs 5 minimum fare for normal buses, starting fare of AC buses Rs 6

Fares of AC buses will be higher at Rs 6 for the minimum slab, Rs 13 for 10 km, Rs 18 for 15 km, and Rs 24 for more than 15 km.

Mumbai: After 8 days, BEST workers call off strike

‘10-step salary increment’ plan effective Jan, retd judge to discuss terms between union, management


BEST workers' union calls off strike, agrees to '10-step increment'

Over 32,000 BEST employees had been on strike since January 8 over their various demands, including pay hike, revision of pay grade for junior level employees, and merger of loss-making BEST's budget with that of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Mumbai BEST strike to continue as meet fails to break deadlock

Over 32000 employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) are on strike since Tuesday and its fleet of 3200-odd buses are off the metropolis' roads, causing severe inconvenience to several lakh commuters.

Mumbai: BEST union calls for strike from January 7

Alleging that with the losses of the BEST mounting, their salaries too have been delayed, the workers demanded that BEST and BMC budgets be merged.

BEST, MSRTC feel the pinch as fuel prices surge

Since August 16, petrol prices have risen by over Rs 2 per litre while diesel prices have been hiked by Rs 2.61 per litre. On Tuesday, petrol prices were at Rs 86.72 per litre while diesel prices were at Rs 75.74 per litre.


BEST dismisses 7 staffers for ‘inappropriate’ dancing at cultural programme

Orders ‘soft punishment’ against six others from electric supply department. In October 2017, a video featuring BEST employees dancing to a song went viral on social media.

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.

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.

Vehicles parked near bus stops BEST to traffic dept: Allow our inspectors to slap fine

BEST Chairperson Ashish Chemburkar Monday said he has written to the Joint Commissioner of Traffic Police, Amitesh Kumar, to check on autorickshaw and taxi drivers who park their vehicles illegally near bus stops. “

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Seventy years of BEST: Mumbai’s bus transport legacy on display

A day after BEST completed its 70th anniversary, Mumbai's oldest transport service was hit by a strike called by employee unions.

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BEST employees call off strike

BEST union workers call off 9-day-old strike. One of the terms agreed to was the appointment of a high court judge to negotiate terms.