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  • No respite for Mumbaikars, BEST workers strike enters 2nd day April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: In a more trouble for Mumbaikars as the BEST workers strike has entered second day on Wednesday. This despite a High Court order asking the bus drivers and conductors to resume work. The workers union has said that are planing to appeal in a higher court. The BEST buses in...
  • Mumbai: BEST drivers and conductors on a strike, buses off the roads April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: In trouble for Mumbaikars, the BEST buses in the city have gone off the roads as drivers and conductors are on a strike over the new computerised scheduling system. The drivers and conductors had a dispute with the management over the new scheduling system. BEST runs the public bus...
  • Mumbai's public transport system in a mess January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The public transport system in Mumbai is in a complete mess. Local train accidents in Mumbai have increased by 8 per cent in the past one year. Adding to the woes, there has been no addition to the city's fleet of buses in 4 years. Overcrowded trains with people...
  • Bandra-Worli Sea link starts toll tax July 6, 2009

    Mumbai The Bandra-Worli Sea link which had been thrown open to the public on Wednesday, had been kept free of toll for the first few days. But from Monday onwards the toll charges will be Rs 50 one way to use the Bandra-Worli bridge. Thousands had lined up to try...
  • Buses to get the BEST of Mumbai sea link June 30, 2009

    Mumbai's new landmark, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, is also the city’s latest tourist spot. BEST, the city bus service, plans to cash on it by running open-deck buses to give a panoramic view to all its commuters. ...
  • BEST management to make buses better than rest July 9, 2007

    Mumbai: Close-circuit cameras to watch your every move, and LCD screens to make your ride entertaining -- this is the new face of Mumbai's buses, after the BEST management has decided to step up security in one of Mumbai's main transportation lifelines.. Says General Manager, BEST, Uttam Khobragade, "We are...
  • CBI takes over Hyderabad blast probe June 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government handed over the investigations into the Mecca Masjid blast case to CBI on Monday, after shoddy investigations by the city police in the case and the post-blast firings came to the fore. The state has served notices to the Director General of Police, City Police...
  • Police fakes reports on Hyd blast June 10, 2007

    Hyderabad: Police investigations into the Mecca Masjid blasts are full of loopholes, learns CNN-IBN. Even three weeks after a powerful blast claimed 16 lives at Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid, the police have questioned just two men and arrested only one. Worse still, the two confidential reports prepared by them are more...
  • Hyd blast ripples felt across India May 18, 2007

    Mumbai: The ripples of the Friday blast in Hyderabad’s Mecca Mosque were felt in Mumbai within hours of the tragic incident when a rampaging mob attacked some BEST buses at the Kurla bus terminal in the eastern suburb of the city. The incident occurred at 1515 hours IST after the...
  • In Colaba, it's 'meter down' June 17, 2007

    CNN-IBN’s Ruksh Chatterjee reports from south Mumbai’s Colaba area on the BEST bus strike. ...
  • BEST buses may go on strike tonight June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, one of Mumbai’s twin lifelines could be off the road starting 2300 hrs IST on Wednesday. BEST employees announced an indefinite strike after talks between unions and the management for higher pay fell through. The management has accused the unions of going...
  • Why Mumbaikars love bus no 524 June 19, 2007

    Mumbai: Using public transport in Mumbai, getting in and off the jam-packed local trains is a nightmare that commuters face everyday. But a sigh of relief is BrihanMumbai Corporation’s BEST bus number 524. Mumbaikars are particularly fond of this bus, which covers a long stretch of 44 kilometers in two-hours and...
  • Do the disabled get their due? October 26, 2006

    Mumbai: Over last year, the Bombay High Court has passed repeated orders favouring disabled people in the city. But despite these efforts, is Mumbai giving disabled people their due? Many like Neenu Kewlani are successful, but what she really wants to be is independent. She works at a leading accounting...
  • BEST buses to become hi-tech soon August 25, 2006

    Mumbai: After the July 11 serial blasts, as a precautionary measure to ensure safety checks for passengers, Mumbai’s BEST bus service has decided to install close circuit cameras in its entire fleet of over 3,000 buses. The CCTV (closed circuit camera TV) installed at various positions in BEST buses will keep...