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Mumbai's BEST just got better

August 18, 2005

Travelling on Mumbai's roads just got a whole lot easier.

Thousands board BEST (The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & State Transport) buses to travel the city's length and breadth daily. When it comes to road transport, these bright red vehicles have long been a lifeline.

BEST today inaugurated six sophisticated new buses with a number of advanced facilities, and has placed an order for 644 Leyland buses and 30 ultra-low floor buses. The buses will have a reduced floor height of 860mm, as against the normal 1050 mm, for easier boarding, with two-step entry. They also conform to BS III emission standards.

And yes, they are more passenger friendly.

The front seats will have safety belts for passenger protection during sudden braking. A ramp for wheelchairs, improved ventilation in the driver's cabin, storage space for crutches, and route indicator at the rear are some of the additional features. Add to these a distinct body design and winning colour combination, and commuters have an attractive option to look forward on daily.

Now, if only they get around to doing something about those Mumbai roads!

Photograph: Arun Patil

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Sub: Good news for Mumbaikars

This is really a very good news to Mumbaikars. BEST has been at its really the best since years and by introducing these new type ...

Posted by Ashish

Sub: BEST Bus Frequency.

Though BEST Bus Travelling Is Getting Comfortable,It Should Be More Consistent & Frequent.We, Staff Members Of JASLOK HOSP. & RES. CENRE, Would Like To Attract ...

Posted by PAWAR

Sub: Hope Mumbaikars help BEST

It nice to know about the new busses being in UAE i will miss for some time. I also hope that Mumbaikars help BEST keep ...

Posted by Sunil Keny

Sub: Welcome change

This is really good. BEST management needs to be congratulated. We need more such buses. Also we should have more air-conditioned buses to encourage people ...

Posted by ImpartialObserver

Sub: great

Its a good move keep it up Asias biggest transporat company keep it up

Posted by Ganesh


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