Government owned Bombay Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) is Mumbai’s first bus service which started in the year 1905. It operates a fleet of buses over an extensive route system covering the city and its hinterlands with about 360 routes daily at the average speed of 12 to 15 km. But what makes B.E.S.T bus routes in Mumbai a quintessential game changer in transport are the various bus depots located all across Mumbai and smoothly offering these numerous services.
BEST Bus Depots in Mumbai:
Relax as we’re here to help you decode this complex web like map of BEST bus depots. Here’s a list of some of the popular depots in Mumbai.
Colaba Bus Depot:
This is the oldest BEST bus depots in Mumbai that operates buses that connect the corporate hubs and other industrial areas with the residential complexes of South Mumbai. Take an A-76 Express bus from this depot if you’re looking for a longest bus ride to explore the inroads of Mumbai starting from Colaba to Borivali at a fee as meagre as Rs.120.
Worli Bus Depot:
Located in the centre of the city Worli Bus Depot provides great connectivity to suburban depots like Marol & Maroshi. It also offers excellent access to depots in harbour line like Lokmanya Tilak Terminus & Chembur Colony through bus number 463 and 53. Apart from this it even operates buses that connect the prime locations of Mumbai like Mantralaya, Colaba and Ferry Wharf amongst others.
Wadala Bus Depot:
This colossal bus depot located opposite Ambedkar College has the capacity to accommodate more than 300+ buses. It operates buses that connect the extremes of Mumbai like Ballard Pier and J. Mehta Road through bus numbers 68 and 51. It also offers ease of access to Navi Mumbai region through bus number 504 Ltd.
Dharavi Bus Depot:
There’s no place in Mumbai where B.E.S.T buses cannot reach. Sandwiched between the central and western railway, Asia’s largest slum is no less, when it comes to transportation facilities. Dharavi Bus Depot located at Kala Quila, Dharavi, operates buses like 505 Ltd, C-72 EXP and many more connecting Navi Mumbai regions to the Mira Road-Bhayander Station (E).
Chunnabhatti Bus Depot:
Located quite close to Chunnabhatti railway station, the buses that operate from this depot are mostly the ones that connect South Mumbai’s prime locations like J. Mehta Marg, Worli Depot and Mantralaya.
Santacruz Bus Depot:
The most unique feature of this bus depot is that it provides car parking facility. It operates buses that connect the major destinations of the western suburbs like Oshiwara, Mahim, Goregaon and Borivali.
Apart from these six major bus depots, there are other bus depots like Marol Bus Depot, Goregoan Bus Depot, Poisar Bus Depot and ST Bus Stop that operate multiple hassle-free services daily for the commuters across the city.
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