The BEST Boost: Over 25 Lakhs Tickets Sold on July 15

The brainchild of Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the minimum BEST fare is now ₹5 for up to 5 km.

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Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) had implemented the historic new fares from July 9 and since then the number of commuters have been increasing drastically. The brainchild of Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the minimum BEST fare is now ₹5 for up to 5 km.  

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On Monday, July 15, BEST recorded the highest ridership in 3 years with over 25 lakhs people commuting in it. These are great signs for BEST as people could be seen queuing up for a bus. The BEST has further planned to increase its fleet with over 1000 AC buses and further intend to have a fleet of total 6000 buses catering to the needs of 5 million people daily.  

The 15 fare slabs had been reduced to 4 and the revised pricing are as follows: 

Distance (km)Non AC (₹)AC (₹)
Up to 556
Up to 10 1013
Up to 151519
More than 152025


Notably, the total number of passengers who travelled on the BEST bus after the implementation is over 4.2 million and the revenue generated is over ₹2.12 crore. 

Also Read: BEST Witnesses A 20 Per Cent Rise In Ridership A Day After Revision Of Fare Prices

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