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AC buses to connect Mumbai's commercial hubs to suburbs

The city will soon get air-conditioned buses operating point-to-point services from the city's commercial hubs to the suburbs. 

Mumbai Transportation Support Unit (MTSU) has prepared the the draft plan for the scheme conceptualised by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, with the help of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) and Traffic police, a statement issued by Chief MInister's office said.


A BEST AC bus. Pic/Sameer Markande

Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), World Trade Center, Nariman Point, Navi Mumbai, South Mumbai and Mumbai suburbs will be in the network of this new bus service.

At present, commuters from these areas use their private vehicles or use buses or taxis and face traffic jams. At present, 210 air-conditioned buses run on 28 routes in Mumbai. The new scheme will help strengthen this network.

A survey will be conducted to ascertain the demands of the commuters and finalise the routes. After the survey, the rate of tickets and the kind of services will be finalised.

"Those interested in availing the services will have to go on www.bestcommute.org and fill an online form. Information regarding the new bus service is being provided to companies and corporate offices. Those interested in getting more information about the scheme will have to send their inputs on mailmtsu@gmail.com," a statement issued by Chief Minister's office said. 

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