BEST gets nod from industrial court for 80 electric buses

The industrial court has paved the way for the launch of 80 electric buses in Mumbai although procurement of the smaller-mini and midi-buses may get delayed indefinitely, BEST sources said on Thursday.

Currently, the city has just six electric buses procured with funds from BMC. The BEST’s plans to wet-lease 80 more electric buses with subsidy from the Centre had been in limbo for three months.