BEST To Now Run Special Buses for Women

There will be 37 special buses for women which will ply during the peak hours in the areas of Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, Lower Parel and Malad.

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Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) is leaving no stone unturned to make their customers happier. After an enormous dip in their fares and the ever-increasing fleet, BEST will now start special buses only for women. These buses will only ply during peak hours of the weekdays i.e. 87-11 am and 5-9 pm. There will be 37 special buses for women in the high-density areas like Lower Parel, Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point and Malad. 

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These buses will be called as Tejaswini buses and during the non-peak hours, it will run as normal non-AC buses. BEST already runs a women special double-decker bus from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) station to National Centre of Performing Arts(NCPA), Nariman Point. The total number of BEST commuters are over 3 million with 4-5 lakh women commuters. 

The state government has granted ₹11 crores for this initiative and is further planning to keep a woman conductor on these buses. As stated in the Times of India, a member of BEST panel Sunil Ganacharya said that the buses will commence in 4 months.  

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