DNA EXCLUSIVE: Crank up or perish, BMC tells BEST

Amid fall in passenger footfall to 25 lakh from 42 lakh and failure to earn profits on even 10 bus routes in any one month of the past five years, the civic body has asked BEST to pull up its socks or perish.

In a stern warning to the undertaking, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, has said that it won’t dole out any more subsidy on the non-productive and inefficient services reiterating that the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport will have to arrest its deteriorating financial condition, especially of its transport division.