BEST budget: No fare hike, 713 more buses to ply on Mumbai roads

In a bid to attract more passengers the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) have proposed to introduce 713 new buses within 18 months. It will also do away with the old rugged buses plying on Mumbai roads. No hike in bus fares is the icing on the cake. These sops are planned despite BEST anticipating a deficit of Rs 720.54 crore.