BEST witnesses a 20 per cent rise in ridership a day after revision of fare prices

The minimum fare for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses was reduced to ₹5 from ₹8. This resulted in a huge benefit for the bus corporation as they saw a 20 per cent rise in their ridership

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Public transport aims at being accessible and affordable to the public and in a similar attempt, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) revised its bus fares and cut down the prices of its tickets. The minimum fare prices were slashed to ₹5 from ₹8 and the move that was welcomed by the people.

The revised prices were introduced July 8 onwards and a day after this, the bus corporation witnessed a 20 per cent rise in their ridership. Along with this, the usually deserted BEST bus stands were seen crowded with queues of people waiting to board the buses.

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Meanwhile, it is expected that the lower BEST bus prices would affect the share autorickshaw and taxis' business.


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Revised fare prices for AC buses

5 km
-

10 km
- ₹13

15 km - ₹19

One-Day pass- ₹60

Revised fare prices for non-AC buses 

Non-AC buses will charge ₹5 for the initial five-kilometer journey. After which, BEST will charge the passengers ₹10 for a 10-kilometer journey whereas ₹15 for a 15-kilometer journey.

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