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BEST offers relief for fliers harrowed by rogue auto, taxi drivers

Plans to operate ring route services between T2 and suburbs; officials say decision taken considering the growing number of complaints from fliers against them being fleeced by the errant drivers

Taking cognisance of the myriad complaints made by fliers alighting at the international airport, about having difficulty in finding auto rickshaws or taxis that would ply them to their desired destination without getting fleeced, the BEST has proposed to start ring route services to and from T2 to places like Borivli (W), Cadbury Junction in Thane and CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai.

Also read: Mumbai auto drivers fleece passengers at T2 with 'entry fee'

These AC buses will operate between 6.30 pm and 2.35 am. Representational pic
These AC buses will operate between 6.30 pm and 2.35 am. Representational pic

“We have proposed the three routes and have forwarded the proposal to the BEST Committee for approval. These are new air-conditioned buses,” said BEST general manager O P Gupta. There will be 18 trips, starting to and for T2 airport from the eastern, western and central suburbs. “Nine AC buses will complete these 18 trips,” said another BEST official.

These buses will operate between 6.30 pm and 2.35 am. While the minimum fares will be kept at Rs 55, the maximum will be Rs 180. The travelling time would depend on the route, wherein it would take at least 120 minutes to travel up to CBD Belapur, 100 minutes for Borivali (W) and 80 minutes till Cadbury Junction.

Rs 55
Minimum bus fare

Rs 180
Maximum bus fare

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