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BEST to run AC buses to monorail,Metro stations

Commuters will not lose the comfort of AC as they step out of monorail and Metro stations

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 27, 2013 2:29:20 am

Commuters will not lose the comfort of AC as they step out of monorail and Metro stations. BEST will soon start running air-conditioned services point-to-point and short distances.

General manager O P Gupta said,“We are considering scheduling AC buses to monorail and Metro stations for commuters to enjoy the same level of comfort through home-to-office-and-back journey. Since we cannot run AC buses long distance due to repeated breakdowns,we have to schedule these services on shorter Metro-monorail routes.”

With average 10 breakdown complaints a day,BEST has decided to stop running AC buses on long routes. While eight such services have been planned for the airport,20 are likely to be phased out,leaving the administration with 252 buses. Earlier this week,BEST suspended issue and renewal of quarterly Diamond bus passes to reschedule services by

November.

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