AC double-decker buses to enter service of Mumbaikars from today

by Ana Lopez

(from our representative)

Mumbai: After a long wait, the electric air-conditioned double-decker of Brihanmumbai Electric Sapyal and Transport (BEST) is finally starting today. This bus is going to be launched on Monday morning.
In fact, the electric AC double-decker bus was supposed to arrive a month ago. However, the certification process was delayed due to other reasons. After the inauguration of this bus on Monday morning, 50 buses will come in the fleet of BEST in the first phase. BEST currently has 45 double-decker diesel-powered buses in its fleet, plying on various routes in South Mumbai. After the arrival of new electric buses, these old buses will be scrapped in phases.
The new electric AC bus is longer and has a capacity of 66 passengers. Currently, there are plans to run it in Colaba and Kurla. There will be charging facility in two depots specially for this electric bus.
In this AC double decker bus, seat booking and live tracking can be done through ‘Best Chalo App’. There will be USB charging port facility for travelers. There will also be a monthly pass facility for regular commuters. It will have express service during peak hours

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