BEST to hire 1000 MSRTC buses to ease commuting amidst COVID restrictions

BEST buses

In order to reduce the pressure on BEST buses working at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be hiring as many as 1000 buses from Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). The move aims to ease commuting woes in Mumbai for operation on congested and long routes including Thane and Navi Mumbai.

At present, 200 MSRTC buses are being operated on BEST bus routes in Mumbai, starting from Thursday. According to BMC, the buses will be hired following am in accordance with the decision by the BEST administration in a meeting chaired by Iqbal Chahal, Municipal Commissioner, BMC.

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