One in ten BEST buses not running, hence your wait is longer
The number of buses and passengers in the fleet of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) has reduced considerably than it was around ten years ago. Additionally, the BEST is not utilising its fleet to the fullest which is leading to an increased waiting time at bus stops.
According to data, there were 3570 buses in the BEST fleet in 2007-2008. However, it has now reduced to 3411 buses in February this year. To throw further light upon its poor status, the number of commuters ferrying daily has reduced from 42.43 lakh in 2007-08 to a mere 25.95 lakh daily passengers now.