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Mumbai in 2020

From launching water taxis to greener local stations, here’s what is in store for the city.

02 Jan 2020 12:08 AM

BEST launches 21-seater AC mini buses at HQ

The launch of the mini buses was expedited ahead of implementation of the code of conduct for the state Assembly elections.

17 Sep 2019 3:46 AM

Kamgar Sena members to get salary hike

The BEST Kamgar Sena has nearly 9,000 members.

14 Sep 2019 2:35 AM

BEST panel objects to launch of new app

The BEST is to join forces with Google to be able to depict the real-time movement of buses on the app.

31 Aug 2019 2:12 AM

BEST workers’ cast vote to decide on strike

The key issue raised by the unions was to start negotiations for a fresh wage agreement and charter of demands.

24 Aug 2019 2:16 AM


It’s curtains for BEST half-ticket rule

The half-ticket facility for children had started on August 19, 1928. After 91 years, the half-ticket facility has been stopped.

23 Aug 2019 6:27 AM

BEST fare so far?

The reduced fare for daily commuters by the BEST gets mix responses from Mumbaikars.

28 Jun 2019 6:19 AM

BEST to get Rs 100 cr per month

The former BMC commissioner had sternly refused to provide funds to the cash-strapped BEST, insisting on revival plans instead.

17 May 2019 5:24 AM

Shiv Sena to head four civic committees yet again

After the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, it was expected that the BJP would head the committees’ share of power however the party has taken a softer stand.

02 Apr 2019 3:56 AM

Public meet held to identify BEST crisis

The employees and BEST unions have been continuously demanding grants from the BMC as the BEST is transport wing of the civic body.

02 Mar 2019 4:00 AM


BMC proposes Rs 34 crore capital money for BEST

The losses in the civic transport department continue to rise and expected losses this year are Rs 1022 crore.

05 Feb 2019 3:06 AM

Govt expects us to do what it wants, says Shashank Rao

Rao said that action against BEST workers would not be taken by the BEST administration for the BEST bus strike.

17 Jan 2019 4:57 AM

MNS stalls projects in support of unions

The committee comprises chief secretary D.K. Jain, transport secretary Aashish Singh and urban development secretary Manisha Mhaiskar.

15 Jan 2019 1:45 AM

Bombay high court verdict on strike today

Court says will give its decision if union, state fails to end logjam.

15 Jan 2019 1:43 AM

BEST buses strike in Mumbai enters 7th day, private cabs get costlier

Mumbai's civic transport, comprising a workforce of 32,000 people, has been demanding the merger of BEST budget with 'A' budget of BMC.

14 Jan 2019 11:09 AM


‘Will fulfil promise to merge budgets’

Uddhav says issue can be resolved through discussions.

14 Jan 2019 1:12 AM

BEST unions refuse to withdraw strike

Rao, said that the union has decided not to hold a meeting on any political platform or press for its demands.

11 Jan 2019 2:05 AM

Commuters continue to suffer as BEST bus strike enters 3rd day

Some harried commuters also appealed to the Maharashtra government to take necessary steps to end the protest.

10 Jan 2019 12:09 PM

Private vehicles to be used till strike ends

More than 3,300 BEST buses have been off the roads, leading to hardship for 25 lakh commuters in the city.

10 Jan 2019 2:49 AM

BEST may bear Rs 900 crore loss

Unions are demanding payment as per the master grade to juniors grade employees.

10 Jan 2019 2:46 AM