A good news for daily commuters in Mumbai. BEST launched its first air conditioned mini buses.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray launched six of them at BEST headquarters in Colaba on September 16, 2019.
The 21-seater AC mini buses,procured on wet lease, aim to provide last-mile connectivity from railway and Metro stations, to over lakhs of daily commuters across Mumbai and its suburbs.
The state will soon launch 400 additional buses in different batches.The next lot is speculated to arrive only after the next assembly elections.
These AC mini buses will run at some of the signification locations such as Mumbai CST, Nariman Point and Churchgate-Nariman Point-Cuffe Parade zone,Prabhadevi, Goregaon and Malad, make commuting within Mumbai easy for the citizens.
The ac mini buses are manufactured by Force Motors and will be operated by Shri Krupa Services Pvt. Ltd, who will provide the drivers and maintain the vehicles.
With the launch of these mini buses, Mumbai hopes to bring the BEST buses once again in the popularity charts after Uber and Ola took a major share of commuters held by BEST.
BEST has been serving Mumbai city since at least 40 years now.