Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) runs 4,680 buses ferrying 5 million commuters daily. It plays a major role in meeting the alarming demand of India’s financial capital. Over the past few years, the authorities at BEST have come up with different routes that have helped commuters in meeting their daily endeavours with an ease.
Crafted with the surpassing features the new BEST bus routes in Mumbai also connect the different parts of the city in a smarter and quicker way. Here is a sneak peek for the ‘Aam Aadmi’ about the new BEST bus routes in Mumbai.
New bus routes, by BEST help travelers to reach any part of the city or beyond its Municipal limits in a short span of time. Since, majority of the buses running on this route have minimum stops and operate on Express Highways, the fare structure is slightly more than the rest of the routes. For monthly bus pass, the charges are Rs 1700/- and Rs 1750/- beyond the municipal limits. Pass holders of the Corridor Services get an extra advantage of travelling in any other Ordinary or Limited bus routes with the same pass.
Special Ferry Services:
For connecting the major industrial areas, corporate houses or parks with the residential complexes or railways are Special Ferry Services. This new route service connects with CBD like Mumbai CST, Nariman Point, Bandra Kurla Complex and many more.
Faster Commute Services:
Reducing the travelling time of the passengers, BEST has started operating their services through Faster Commute Services on major flyovers like Eastern freeway. The routes operate from Ghatkopar to Wadi Bunder and on Santacruz-Chembur Link Road.
Metro Pheri Services:
Metro Rail Services that operate between Ghatkopar and Versova cover prominent business areas like Saki Naka, Andheri (West) etc. To provide connectivity between the Metro Stations and corporate hubs, a special Metro Pheri Service has been initiated by BEST that has added to the convenience of commuters due to its high-frequency service.
Apart from the above new BEST bus routes in Mumbai, there are three other routes that touch and transform the lives of many Mumbaikars.
- Bus route number 166 interconnects many hospitals across the city
- Bus route number 9, a route that helps in connecting many schools and colleges
- Bus route number 22ltd. (limited), 25ltd and 320 play a major role in connecting two large water reservoirs of Mumbai
Indeed, these new BEST bus routes help commuters ferry through the city at ease.
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