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Sunday, December 06, 2020



State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity

October 24, 2020 3:36 am

This includes 2,700 BEST buses, 300 state transport buses, and 1,100 wet leasing buses. These buses commute with only 19 lakh commuters. BEST expects this number to go up to 25 lakh now.

Power outage trips up Mumbai, supply restored in most areas

October 13, 2020 1:56 am

Mumbai power cut: Train services were also fully restored on both Central and Western Railway. Efforts are underway to resume supply in other affected locations.

Two labourers crushed to death under marble sheets at IIT-Bombay campus

August 31, 2020 11:24 am

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old biker, Baban Lohar, was killed Saturday when a BEST bus rammed into him on NM Joshi Marg at Lower Parel. Lohar was employed at a television news channel in Lower Parel and was returning home around 7.30 am after his shift ended

Disconnection of power: BJP leaders gherao BEST general manager

July 24, 2020 2:53 am

The delegation of around 30 people had gone to meet Dr Surendra Kumar Bagde around 4 pm after they received complaints that BEST has been sending out letters to consumers saying that they would soon be served notices of disconnection if they do not pay the bills.

BEST sacks 50 employees for not reporting to work

July 11, 2020 12:34 am

With the employees having to appear for these inquiries at various depots, they have written to the management, urging that the inquiries be held via video conference in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Social distancing norms are not maintained while these inquiries are conducted.

Mumbai: BEST to restart meter-reading by staff, working on relief in bill payment

June 28, 2020 12:24 am

The BEST is bracing to send out electricity bills based on actual reading for the first time since the lockdown. The undertaking’s power consumers were receiving e-bills until now that were sent on average consumption much like other distributors.

BEST dismisses 14 drivers, conductors for not reporting to work for 3 months

June 25, 2020 2:06 am

While about 2,300 BEST buses catered to about three lakh essential workers during the lockdown, the passenger number increased to about six lakh later when private offices were allowed to work with 10 per cent staff.

BEST deducts salaries of employees for failing to show up at work

June 14, 2020 2:29 am

As the suburban train services that transport 75 lakh people daily have remained suspended since March 22, BEST buses are the only mode of public transportation available in the city since the lockdown restrictions were relaxed under the Phase 2 of it 'Mission Begin Again',

Mumbai: Six BEST staffers put on quarantine as conductor tests positive

April 17, 2020 3:52 am

The man had developed a cough and cold and was subsequently admitted at a hospital in Bhayander. He tested positive for the virus on April 13.

BEST, railways see drop in passenger count amid coronavirus outbreak

March 19, 2020 3:48 am

According to BEST officials, the drop in passengers is due to people staying home, with offices and educational institutes being shut due to COVID-19


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

August 07, 2017 3:58 pm

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


BEST employees call off strike

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

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.