BEST and CR to roll out additional bus and train services for Mahaparinirvan Divas

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking will run special buses from December 4 to December 7 whereas Central Railway (CR) will run 12 special local trains and 14 outstation trains


On the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Divas (death anniversary) of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking will be running special ‘Mumbai Darshan’ bus services between December 4 and December 7. Along with this, the railway authorities will be running special trains for people’s convenience. 

BEST is going to operate these special buses at an interval of every 30 minutes from Shivaji Park. The buses will cover Dadar, Five Gardens, Wadala, Byculla Zoo, Gateway of India, NCPA, Siddhivinayak, Worli and Shivaji Park. 

It is believed that BEST and railway will be operating such a service for the first time. It is expected to take at least three hours for the entire tour and people will have to pay ₹150 for the service.

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The Central Railway (CR) has also planned 12 local trains at midnight between December 5 and December 6 for people’s convenience who would be reaching Mumbai on Mahaparinirvan Divas. The zonal railway has also planned 12 special outstation trains from Mumbai.

CR officials have informed that the special trains on the main line will be run between Dadar-Kurla, Dadar-Thane, and Dadar-Kalyan, whereas the services on Harbour line will run between Kurla-Mankhurd, Kurla-Vashi and Kurla-Panvel, 1:00 am onwards.

According to BEST officials, 60-70 buses will run every day between December 6 and December 7. Apart from that, 10 buses will be available in Shivaji Park for emergency purposes. 

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