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The Brihanmumbai Electricity
Electricity
Supply and Transport
Transport
(BEST) Undertaking is the civic transport and electricity provider public body based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was originally set up in 1873 as a tramway company called " Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company Limited". The company set up a captive thermal power station at the Wadi bunder in November 1905 to generate electricity for its trams and positioned it to also supply electricity to the city and re-branded itself to "Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways (BEST)" Company. In 1926, BEST also became an operator of motor buses. In 1947, the BEST became an undertaking of the Municipal Corporation and rebranded itself to " Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Transport
Transport
(BEST)". In 1995 the organisation was renamed to "Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport
Transport
(BEST)" alongside Bombay
Bombay
being renamed to Mumbai. It now operates as an autonomous body under the Municipal Corporation. BEST operates one of India's largest fleets of buses. The bus transport service covers the entire city and also extends its operations outside city limits into neighbouring urban areas. In addition to buses, it also operates a ferry service in the northern reaches of the city. The electricity division of the organisation is also one of the few electricity departments in India
India
to garner an annual gross profit.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1865–1873: Early proposals 1.2 1873–1905: Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company Limited, introduction of horse-drawn trams 1.3 1905–1947: Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Tramway Company Limited, introduction of electric trams and buses 1.4 1947–1995: Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Transport, further expansion 1.5 1995–present: Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport, recent developments

2 Organisational structure 3 Transport
Transport
department

3.1 Rolling stock and Depot 3.2 Bus
Bus
routes

3.2.1 Types of bus services

3.3 Fare 3.4 BEST Transport
Transport
Museum

4 Electric department 5 Issues 6 Culture and awards 7 Future 8 See also 9 References 10 Notes 11 External links

History[edit] 1865–1873: Early proposals[edit] The idea of a mass public transport system for Bombay
Bombay
was first put forward in 1865 by an American company, which applied for a licence to operate a horse-drawn tramway system. Although a licence was granted, the project was never realised due to the prevailing economic depression in the city due to the end of the American Civil War, during which Bombay
Bombay
had made vast strides in its economy by supplying cotton and textiles to the world market,. On 27 November 1871, a notice in the Times of India
India
newspaper posted by the " Bombay
Bombay
Omnibus Service" proposed to set up a bus service between Malabar Hill
Malabar Hill
and Fort. However, the proposed monthly pass fare of thirty pounds was found to be too expensive and the tender was promptly abandoned. 1873–1905: Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company Limited, introduction of horse-drawn trams[edit] The " Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company Limited" was formally set up in 1873. After a contract was entered into between the Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company, the municipality and Stearns and Kitteredge company, the Bombay Presidency enacted "The Bombay
Bombay
Tramways Act, 1874", under which the Company was licensed to run a horsecar tramway service in the city.[1] On 9 May 1874, the first horse-drawn tram made its début in the city, plying on the Colaba– Pydhone
Pydhone
via Crawford Market, and Bori Bunder to Pydhonie
Pydhonie
via Kalbadevi
Kalbadevi
routes. The initial fare was three annas (15 paise) , and no tickets were issued. As the service became increasingly popular, the fare was reduced to two annas (10 paise). Later that year, tickets were issued for the first time to curb increasing ticketless travel.[2] Stearns and Kitteredge reportedly had a stable of 900 horses when tram service began. In 1882 the municipality entered into an agreement with the Eastern Electric Light and Power Company to provide electric lighting in the Crawford Market
Crawford Market
and on some of the roads. But the company went into liquidation the following year and the market reverted to gas lighting. In 1899, Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company applied to the municipality, for operation of electrically operated trams. Due to the high investment required, the company suggested that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should waive its right to take over the tramways, which was to take place in 1901 according to the Bombay Tramways Act. Instead, the BMC decided to take over the company, but was met with several legal problems. In 1904 the British Electric Traction Company (England) applied for a license to supply electricity to the city. The "Brush Electrical Engineering Company" was its agent. It got "The Bombay
Bombay
Electric License" on 31 July 1905 signed by Bombay Tramways Company, the Bombay
Bombay
Municipality and its agent, the Brush Electrical Company. 1905–1947: Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Tramway Company Limited, introduction of electric trams and buses[edit]

City's first electric tram in 1907

Gas lamps of the early 20th century

In 1905, " Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Tramway Company Limited" (B.E.S.T.) was formed. The B.E.S.T. Company was granted the monopoly for electric supply and the running of an electric tram service in the city. It bought the assets of the Bombay
Bombay
Tramway Company for Rs.9,850,000.[3] Two years later in 1907, the first electric tram debuted in the city. Later that year, a 4,300 kilowatts (5,800 hp) steam power generator was commissioned at Wari Bunder. In 1916, the Tata Power
Tata Power
group began purchasing power and by 1925, all power generation was outsourced from Tata.[4] The passing years aggravated the problem of rush-hour traffic and to ease the situation, double-decker trams were introduced in September 1920.

The city's first bus in 1926.

Since 1913, the company had been pondering over starting a motorised bus service. The main factor against its introduction was the high accident rate for a similar service in London. After years of debate, the company came to a decision on 10 February 1926, to start a bus service later that year. Bombay
Bombay
saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afghan Church
Afghan Church
and Crawford Market. The people of Bombay received the bus with enthusiasm, but it took some time before this means of conveyance really established itself. Despite stiff opposition and protests by taxi drivers, the service ran without a hitch, transporting 600,000 passengers by the end of that year. The following year the number had increased to 3.8 million. For several years, it was looked upon as transport for the upper-middle class. Those were the days when the tram was the poor man's transport; it carried one all the way from the Sassoon Docks
Sassoon Docks
to Dadar. The bus fare for the same journey was 25 paise. In response to the pleas made by the Government and the Bombay
Bombay
Municipal Corporation, the company extended its services to the northern part of the city in 1934. The Indian independence movement's call for mass non-violent strikes and general civil disobedience led to regular service disruptions, leading to the company incurring huge losses in 1929. The next year was a particular bad year for the company in the wake of the Great Depression. To remain solvent, the company decided to introduce discounted fares for short routes, and increase its coverage to the northern portions of the city. In 1937, the introduction of double-decker buses proved to be extremely popular.

City's first double decker tram in 1920

1947–1995: Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Transport, further expansion[edit] Pursuant to the option given to it under the deed of concession granted to the Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply and Tramways Co. Ltd, the BMC acquired the assets of the combined undertaking, namely the operation of tramways and distribution of electricity in the city of Bombay
Bombay
as a going concern on 7 August 1947. By mutual agreement, the corporation also took over the operation of the bus services, which was run by the Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Transport
Transport
Company. Thus, " Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Tramways Company" was renamed " Bombay
Bombay
Electric Supply & Transport".[5][6] As the company grew, it increased its fleet from 242 to 582 buses over the next decade. In 1949, it took over the Bandra Bus
Bus
Company, which used to ply buses in the suburbs.[7] In 1951, the electricity division switched over from direct current (DC) to the more efficient alternating current (AC). The company launched its services in the eastern suburbs in 1955. That year, the Undertaking and private operators went to court with BEST asking for a complete closure of the private companies. The case dragged on for four years before the Supreme Court of India
India
granted the organisation a complete monopoly over bus services in the Greater Bombay
Bombay
area. In 1964, due to high operational costs and poor public support, its long-running tram services were terminated.[8] The company became the first company in the country to issue computerised billing in 1974. In 1994, the company introduced electronic meters in a move to replace the less accurate electric meters. 1995–present: Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport, recent developments[edit] With the renaming the city from Bombay
Bombay
to Mumbai
Mumbai
in 1995, the organisation was renamed to "Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport
Transport
(BEST)". Following a Supreme Court directive, the company gradually phased out old buses and introduced new buses which complied with the Euro III
Euro III
pollution control standards.[9] In 19 November 2004, route SPL-8 travelling from Churchgate
Churchgate
to the World Trade Centre had started accepting cashless smart cards for automatic fare collection in BEST buses. After the 9/11 bombings, BEST installed an audio-visual surveillance system (CCTV) on each of its buses to monitor suspicious behaviour on-board its vehicles. BEST currently has over 1500 environmentally friendly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses on its fleet and plans to increase the number of buses. Almost all buses have two LCD TVs per bus and some are air-conditioned. The A/C bus "AS-4" from Oshiwara Depot to Backbay Depot is the route with the highest revenue for BEST. BEST has introduced A/C Cerita services on certain routes. Organisational structure[edit]

Management structure of BEST

The company is headed by a general manager, currently Surendrakumar Bagde. The transport department is overseen by a "Deputy General Manager (Traffic Operations)" who is assisted by the "Chief Manager (Traffic)." The 'Chief Manager (Traffic)' oversees the five BEST zones, each headed by a 'Dy. Chief Manager (traffic)'. Each zone consists of 5 to 6 depots, whose operations are overseen by an 'assistant general manager (Traffic Operation)'. A 'Depot Manager' or 'Dy. Depot Manager' heads each depot.[10] The electricity department is headed by a "Deputy General Manager (Electric Supply)' (DGM (ES))," who is assisted by an 'Assistant General Manager (Electric Supply)" (AGM (ES)), and is in charge of planning, new projects, construction, street lighting, computer applications and the generation cell. The "Chief Engineer – Electric Supply" (CEES) is in-charge of material testing and the Standards, Meters and Relays and the Review departments. Two "Chief Engineer – Distribution" (CED) officials manage the two administrative zones.[11] BEST enjoys a high degree of autonomy under the BMC; the latter approves its yearly budget and permits increases in bus fares when required. A body of 17 municipal corporate officials from the ruling party in the BMC form the BEST committee. The committee, headed by a chairman, keeps a tab on the undertaking's daily operations.[12] The committee has a staggered two-year term. Transport
Transport
department[edit]

BEST Tata starbus

A BEST double decker bus

A CNG powered BEST bus

The new CNG-powered Cerita buses.BEST no longer uses buses of this kind

BRTS routes.]]

BEST ferry in Manori
Manori
Creek

A Vestibule BEST bus. BEST no longer uses buses of this kind

Rolling stock and Depot[edit]

The notation written in Marathi on the front left corner of this bus indicates that the bus belongs to the Wadala
Wadala
Depot, and is No. 1046.

BEST uses CNG and conventional diesel buses. As of January 2015, the BEST has a fleet of 3600 buses.[13] The fleet comprises 602 single-decker diesel buses, 2694 CNG buses, 122 double-decker buses and 282 JCBL Cerita A/C buses. All are tagged with a route number and its corresponding destination. They are displayed in the front in Marathi and on the side in English.[14] In June 2005 BEST decided to hire buses from private operators instead of procuring new buses to cut costs. These buses would look the same as a regular bus, but the maintenance and salaries would be taken care of by the private operators. However, no buses have been hired by them until 2013.[15] BEST planned to install GPS systems on its buses to monitor them in real time. It entered into a barter deal with Amnet in 2007 to install three CCTVs in each bus. Amnet also received the rights to advertise in the buses using two LCD screens.[16] To keep this bus fleet roadworthy, a two-tier system of maintenance is followed by Transportation Engineering Department. A workshop located centrally at Dadar
Dadar
acts as one work centre. The Dadar
Dadar
workshop has a built-up area of 27,170 square meters. All unit overhauling, repairing of body damages, tyre cut repairs, plant and equipment installation and repairs, and reclamation activities are carried out in the workshop. Until BEST was taken over by the municipality, only the Colaba
Colaba
depot was available for the maintenance of buses and minor repairs. As the fleet grew, more depots were needed. In 1961 the fleet comprised 1045 buses. Six new depots were constructed for their maintenance. The Wadala
Wadala
depot was equipped for the maintenance of 300 buses. At this time it was the largest depot in Asia. After this, the authorities decided that no depot should be called on to look after more than 125 to 150 buses after taking long maintenance times into account. Accordingly, small depots were built at convenient spots in the city and its suburbs. Each depot is a work centre which provides bus services effectively every day, carries out preventive maintenance, as well as repairs on buses. Depots carry out maintenance practices such as preventive maintenance, unit replacement, RTO passing, body damage repairs of buses. BEST buses are operated out of the 26 bus depot located in four zones viz. City, Central, Western, Eastern & Suburban zones.[17][18]

BEST Bus
Bus
Depot List and Routes operated from each depot

No Depot Name Depot Code Address Bus
Bus
Route No. Bus
Bus
Stations Major Operations

City Zone

1 Colaba C Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai 2L, 6Lroute1, 6Lroute2, 22L, 44route1, 44route2, 101, 103, 111, 122, 1SPL, 4SPL, C6Exp, A8, FORT FERRY 1, FORT FERRY 2, FORT FERRY AC 1, FORT FERRY AC 2 Colaba
Colaba
Depot, Chht. Shivaji Terminus, Ballard Pier Colaba, Chht. Shivaji Terminus, Fort

2 Backbay BB Cuffe Parade Road, Backbay, Mumbai 3, 7L, 9, 25L, 45, 100, 106, 108, 112, 121, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138, 139, 2SPL, 8SPL, 9SPL Backbay Depot, Navy Nagar, Colaba
Colaba
Bus
Bus
Stn., Ahilyabai Holkar Chk. Backbay, Nariman Point, Churchgate

3 Mumbai
Mumbai
Central CN Morland Road, Byculla, Mumbai 18, 30L, 41, 42, 48, 104, 105, 120, 123, 126, 130, 135, 154, 155, 156, 168route2, 351, 661 Mumbai
Mumbai
Central Depot, Ferry Wharf, Jijamata Udyan, Vasantrao Naik Chk., Byculla Stn. [W], Mumbai
Mumbai
Central, Tardeo, Byculla, Mazgaon, Walkeshwar

4 Worli WR Off A. B. Road, Worli, Mumbai 27, 50, 53, 55,56, 82, 89, 110, 124, 125, 161, 162, 163, 167, 171, 324, 463 Worli Depot, Worli Village, Com. P. K. Kurne Chk. Worli, Dadar
Dadar
(W), Prabhadevi, Parel

5 Wadala W Tilak Road, Opp. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College, Wadala, Mumbai 16L, 40L, 57, 69, 77, 151, 160, 168, 174, 213, 241, 411, 440L, 453L, 504L, AS006 Wadala
Wadala
Depot, P. Thakre Udyan Wadala, Dadar
Dadar
(E), Sewree

Central Suburb Zone

6 Marol M Central Road, MIDC, Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai 22L, 35, 39, 184, 186, 307, 319, 328, 334, 335, 337, 338, 340, 434, 435, 443, 522L, 545L, 706L, C46Exp Marol Depot, Agarkar Chowk, Marol Maroshi Bus
Bus
Stn. Andheri (E), Marol, Chandivali, Sahar, Maroshi

7 Dharavi DH Bandra-Sion Link Road, Dharavi, Mumbai 11L, 75, 87L, 164, 165, 180, 192, 219, 303, 310, 311, 313, 316, 317, 318, 395, 413, 449L, 618 Dharavi
Dharavi
Depot, Bandra Rly Ter [E], Bandra Colony Bus
Bus
Stn., Santacruz Rly Stn(E) Bandra (E), BKC, Sion, Dharavi

8 KalaKilla KK Bandra-Sion Link Road, Dharavi, Mumbai 46, 52, 63,66, 70, 166, 173, 302, 352, 615,C42Exp, C71Exp, C72Exp KalaKilla Depot, Dharavi
Dharavi
Depot, Bandra Rly Ter [E], Bandra Colony Bus Stn. Bandra (E), BKC, Sion, Dharavi, Trombay, Bhayander Station(E)

9 Magathane MT Near Tata Steel, Western Express Highway, Borivali (E), Mumbai-400066. 188L,[19] 209, 293, 297, 298, 301, 462, 477, 479, 498L, 524L, 623, 629, 696, 698, 700L, 702L, 703L, 709L, 710L, AS2, AS524, AS700 Magathane Depot, Borivali Stn. [E], Samata Nagar Borivali (E), Dahisar (E), Mira Road (E), Bhayandar (E).

10 Dindoshi DIN Film City Road, Dindoshi, Mumbai 282, 287, 288, 289, 300, 326, 327, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 349, 398L, 451, 452, 523L, 525L, 601, 624, 646, 701L, 705L, 718L, AS525 Dindoshi Bus
Bus
Stn, Goregaon Stn [E], Kandivali Bus
Bus
Stn., Shivshahi Prakalp, N.N.P, Gokuldham Kandivali (E), Malad (E), Goreagon (E)

11 Majas MJ J.V.L.R, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai 39, 263, 264, 308, 332, 333, 392, 414L, 415, 428, 441, 442, 491L, 492L, 496L, 640, AS422, A75. Majas Depot, Seepz Bus
Bus
Stn., Satbhakti Mandir Jogeshwari (E), Andheri (E), Seepz

12 Kurla K L.B.S. Road, Kurla (W), Mumbai 37, 62, 306L, 313, 320, 322, 323, 330L, 332, 336, 365, 426, 433, 446, 507L, 517L, 609, 613, 631, 632 Kurla Stn. [W], Santacruz Stn. [E], Vidyavihar Bus
Bus
Stn. Santacruz (E), Kurla (W), BKC, Vidyavihar(W)

Western Suburb Zone

13 Bandra BN Bandra Rly Stn (W), Mumbai 1, 61, 74, 86, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 220, 222, 225, 321L, 422, 473, 505L, 515L, C55EXP Bandra Bus
Bus
Stn. [W], Mahim Bus
Bus
Stn., Bandra Reclamation Bus
Bus
Stn. Bandra (W), Khar (W), Mahim (W)

14 Santacruz S Swami Vivekanand Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 28, 51, 80L, 81L, 083, 224, 229, 231, 339, 356L, 384, 627, 630, C12EXP Santacruz Depot, Juhu Vileparle Bus
Bus
Stn., Santacruz Stn. [W] Santacruz (W), Khar (W), JVPD, Juhu

15 Goregaon GG Near Motilal Nagar, Goregaon (W), Mumbai 32, 33, 201, 204, 205, 210, 234, 261, 265, 424, 425, 444L, 454, 469L, 707L. Goregaon Depot, Goregaon Bus
Bus
Stn., Jogeshwari Bus
Bus
Stn. Goregaon (W), Jogeshwari (W)

16 Oshiwara OSH Oshiwara Village, Goregaon (W), Mumbai 4L, 84L, 200, 221, 223L, 235, 236, 242, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 254, 266, 268, AS004, A074E, AS707 Oshiwara Depot, Andheri Stn. [W], Yari Road Bus
Bus
Stn. Jogeshwari (W), Andheri (W), Versova

17 Poisar P Swami Vivekanand Road, Kandivali (W), Mumbai 203, 210L, 239, 244, 246, 276, 277, 278, 280, 281, 283, 285, 286, 290L, 291, AS388 Poisar Depot, Kandivali Stn. [W] Kandivali (W), Borivali (W)

18 Gorai GR Lokmanya Tilak Road, Gorai, Mumbai 79, 202L, 206, 208, 226L, 240, 245, 247, 259, 260, 269, 294, 296, 309L, 345, 460L, 461L, A77, AS461 Gorai Depot, Borivali Stn. [W], P. Thakre Nagar Bus
Bus
Stn., Kandharpada Bus
Bus
Stn. Gorai, Borivali (W), Dahisar (W)

19 Malvani MLV Malvani, Malad (W), Mumbai 180, 182, 207, 241, 243, 256, 270, 271, 272, 273, 359L, 456, 459L, 720L Malvani Depot, Madh Jetty, Marve Malad (W), Malvani, Madh

20 Malad MLD Chincholi Bunder, Malad (W), Mumbai 38, 180, 253, 262, 457, 458L, 485L, 620, 621, 622, 634. Malad Depot, Malad Stn.(W), Malad Stn. [E] Malad (W), Malad (E)

Eastern Suburb Zone

21 Anik A Salt-pan Road, Wadala, Mumbai. 5, 58, 59, 60,85, 312, 348L, 360, 361, 362, 363, 367, 369, 377, 431, 501L, AS3 Anik Depot, Nehru Nagar Bus
Bus
Stn., Chunabhatti Kurla (E), Sion, Anik, Mahul Village, Trombay

22 Prateeksha Nagar PN Salt-pan Road, Wadala, Mumbai 14, 15, 43, 64, 67, 76, 88, 169, 170,172,175, 181, 255L, 315, 341, 448L Prateeksha Nagar Depot, Antop Hill, Antop Hill Extn. Antop Hill, Wadala
Wadala
(E), Matunga (E)

23 Deonar D Sion–Trombay Road, Deonar, Mumbai 21L, 92L, 93L, 352, 355L, 364, 374L, 378, 380, 382L, 399L, 493L, 502L, 506L, 521L, 663, C21Exp, C50Exp, C60Exp, AS592, 678 Deonar Depot, Trombay, Anushakti Nagar Chembur (E), Trombay, Mankhurd, Anushakti Nagar, Govandi (E), Ghansoli, Nerul, Cheetah Camp

24 Shivaji Nagar SN Govandi, Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai 8L, 19L, 20L, 329, 350, 357, 358, 366, 372, 375L, 376L, 379, 383, 404, 488L, 489L, 518L, C8Exp Shivaji Nagar Depot, Shivaji Nagar Ter. Shivaji Nagar, Govandi (W), Chembur(W)

25 Ghatkopar G Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai 10L, 185, 305, 325, 354, 381, 385, 386, 388L, 389, 393, 394, 397, 416, 419, 421, 427, 429, 430, 470L, 481, 487L, 494L, 497L, 499L, 509L, 511L, 533L, C53Exp, AS9 Ghatkopar Depot, Ghatkopar Stn (W), Kannamwar Nagar 2 Ghatkopar (W), Ghatkopar (E), Kannamwar Nagar

26 Vikhroli V L.B.S Road, Vikroli (W), Mumbai 7L, 331,340, 387, 410, 417, 478L, 500L, 510L, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 612 Vikhroli Depot, Bhandup Stn.(W), Kanjurmarg Stn.(W) Vikhroli (W), Bhandup(W), Kanjurmarg (W)

27 Mulund MU Devidayal Road, Mulund (W), Mumbai 368L, 370, 373L, 391, 396L, 402, 403L, 405, 407, 408, 409L, 412, 484L, 487L, 495L, 512L, 513L, 514L, 617, C-61Exp, AS1, AS5, A13, AS461, AS700 Mulund Depot, Mulund Stn.(W), Mulund Bus
Bus
Stn.[W], Mhada Bus
Bus
Stn. [E] Mulund (W), Thane, Mulund (E), Nahur

Bus
Bus
routes[edit] BEST bus routes are spread citywide and to neighboring cities. BEST operates inter-city services to three areas beyond the municipal limits of Mumbai
Mumbai
City; i.e., into the limits of the bordering corporations of Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Mira-Bhayandar. BEST supplements suburban rails, which is the mass carrier in the Mumbai region. It is for this reason that BEST always gives priority for feeder routes over other routes. BEST uses CNG and diesel powered buses for its operation. BEST introduced Air conditioned buses in 1998.[20] The majority of BEST buses consist of ordinary routes. Limited bus services which skips minor stops is used on long routes, high-capacity routes, and routes that provides connectivity beyond Mumbai
Mumbai
city. The buses have "Ltd" appended to the route number. 5xx Ltd numbered buses connect Navi Mumbai
Mumbai
with Mumbai. Some buses like 503Ltd and 504Ltd go beyond Navi Mumbai
Mumbai
and into the Kharghar
Kharghar
and Kalamboli
Kalamboli
areas. Buses number 4xx mostly serve Thane and provide connection to greater Mumbai and buses numbered 7xx Ltd serve Mira-Bhayander region. As of 2015, the BEST runs a total of 3,600 buses,[13][21] ferrying 4.8 million passengers[22] over 365 routes, and has a workforce strength of 38,000, which includes 22,000 bus drivers and conductors. Besides buses, BEST operates a ferry service since 1981 in northern Mumbai, across the Manori
Manori
Creek. The barges operate at regular intervals across the shallow creek linking Manori
Manori
to Marve.[23] The BEST bus service suffered two bombings on 6 December 2002 and 28 July 2003 killing six people. In August 2006, BEST introduced pay phone system and CCTVs on its buses as a response to terror attacks on the city’s buses and trains.[24] The Mumbai
Mumbai
BRTS is a Bus
Bus
Rapid Transit System taken up in 2008 by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, BEST Undertaking, and Government of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
to ease the traffic conditions of the city of Mumbai, and to make public transport systems in the city safer. The BRTS fleet consists of the BEST Undertaking's CNG powered King Long buses, Tata Starbuses, and Tata Marcopolo Buses. There are currently seven routes.[25] Types of bus services[edit]

Route Description

Ordinary Ordinary routes are the most common, with buses on these routes stopping at all stops. Buses travelling on these routes are identified by a white route number on a black background.

Limited Buses on these routes stop only at major stops and skip all the minor stops in between on high volume routes. They used to have a marginally higher fare than ordinary buses and are identified by the route number in red on a white background. In 2008, the fares of Limited and Ordinary buses were made equal. The route number ends with LTD.

Special These buses travel on select routes covering railway termini and the central business districts. These routes have a fare marginally higher than the 'Limited' routes and are identified by the route number in white on a red background.

Express/Corridor These buses service long-distance intra-city routes and have fares that are the same as the Special
Special
routes, but with a fewer number of stops. They have route numbers indicated in red on a yellow background. These buses do not skip the flyovers like other buses.

BSEP These buses travel on the new BRTS routes, which is now under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme worldwide.

The routes operated by BEST can be broadly classified in the following categories.

Feeder Routes: These routes feed the railway stations either from the residential complexes or business districts. East-west connectors: These are the routes, which run east/west, where railways have no role to play and connect the western suburb with the eastern suburb. Trunk routes: These routes run south-north through the city and are almost parallel to the railways. AC express routes: These route runs on western and eastern express highways, to provide faster services to the commuters. AC standard routes: These are air conditioned routes across the city.

The aforementioned routes are further classified into types depending on the number of stops the bus takes and type of bus used. Fare[edit] BEST has several options to pay bus fares.

Single journey (paper ticket issued by the bus conductor) Daily pass Bus
Bus
pass (Go Mumbai
Mumbai
Smart Card) Prepaid RFID Smart Card

The fares vary depending on the type. Paper tickets are valid only for single journey. Commuters have the option to buy a daily pass, distance-wise bus pass values and zonal pass. Students are eligible for discounts on monthly and quarterly passes and senior citizens for discounts on weekly, fortnightly, monthly and quarterly passes.[26]

Single Journey Fares

Single Journey Fares are valid only for single trip between any two points. They are issued on paper tickets by the bus conductor. All fare payments must be made in cash. The fare depends on distance of the destination. Single Journey fare are not valid for transfers. Ordinary and Limited bus service have same fares.

Go Mumbai
Mumbai
Smart Card

On 2 January 2007, BEST launched the Go Mumbai
Mumbai
Smart Card for railways and buses, though it failed shortly after launch. Railways now use their own Prepaid ATVM smart cards for purchasing tickets while BEST uses Prepaid RFID Smart Cards for purchasing tickets and issuing bus passes.[27]

Distance-wise bus pass

Distance bus value passes are valid only between two destinations (on a distance basis) on ordinary and limited bus service. Unlimited rides and transfer are available between opted destination except for single rides. The bus passes are valid for travel between any two destinations up to a distance of maximum of 20 km. These are issued on a RFID Smart Cards and verified by conductors using a machine. Passes are issued and renewed at all bus depots and also online through website of BEST undertaking.[28]

Prepaid RFID Smart Card

BEST began offering prepaid RFID Smart Cards in August 2012.[29] The card can be recharged at bus depots in multiples of 100 rupees (max limit Rs.10000) and then can be used for purchasing tickets. BEST offers 5% bonus travel value on every recharge. This smart card is also used as an ID card for issuing one day 'as you like' travel passes (payment can be made by cash or Prepaid RFID smart card according to Passenger's wish).[30]

Zonal Pass

Zonal passes can be purchased according to the service type. These can be used on any bus routes(non AC and AC defined).Types of zonal passes available are- 1) Mumbai
Mumbai
City Non AC- Only south Mumbai
Mumbai
till Bandra/Sion. 2) Mumbai
Mumbai
Suburban Non AC- From Bandra/Sion till Dahisar/Mulund. 3)Magic Non AC (within BMC Limit)- Entire Operational area (except Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mira road) 4)Magic Non AC (beyond BMC Limit)- Entire operational area. 5)Magic AC (within BMC Limit) 6)Magic AC (beyond BMC limit)[26][28] BEST Transport
Transport
Museum[edit] The BEST Transport
Transport
Museum is at Anik Bus
Bus
depot at Wadala. The museum was founded by P D Paranjape, a BEST officer who religiously collected bus tickets, engines, ticket-issuing machines from depots across the city. The museum was set up in 1984 at BEST’s Kurla depot and was shifted to Anik depot in 1993.[31] The museum traces the evolution of BEST. It houses mini models of charming old BEST buses and ancient trams. Hand-written placards in Marathi and photographs are on display for public. Entry to the museum is free.[32] Electric department[edit]

Power, supplied by the Tata Group
Tata Group
is brought to the city across creeks in pylons like these.

Since 1926, the BEST has been sourcing its power from Tata Power, part of the Tata Group
Tata Group
conglomerate. The power cables are laid underground, which reduces pilferage and other losses that plague most other parts of India. The nominal rating of power supplied by BEST is 3-phase, 50 Hz, 220/110 kV. Unlike the transport company, the electricity department services only the Mumbai
Mumbai
City area, and not the suburbs. It provides power to 5 million residential and commercial establishments[33] and over 33,000 street lights within the city limits. As of 2000, BEST supplies a total of 700 MW (938,715 hp), with a consumption of 3,216 GWh (11,578 TJ).[34] The electricity department has 6,000 employees. The city has four 110-kV, twenty-two 33-kV and 22-kV substations. BEST has a distribution loss of around 10% (2001), among the lowest in India. In 2006, the RPS (Renewable purchase specification)[35] framework came into force, which has made it mandatory for electricity providers to generate or purchase fixed percentage (6% for FY 2009–10) of their power through renewable sources. To comply with this act, BEST plans to install photovoltaic cells in each of its 25 depots. They also plan to use solar power in gardens and street lighting where the demand is low. Another option being considered is the possibility of using the 7,000 tonnes (6,889 long tons; 7,716 short tons) of garbage disposed by the city on a daily basis, which can be potentially used to generate 350 megawatts (469,358 hp) of electricity.[36] Issues[edit]

Transport
Transport
revenues

Electricity
Electricity
revenues: Blue–Income, Red–Expenditure, Green–Net profits

Net profit/loss

In the financial year 2004–05, the company earned Rs. 15142.2 million[37] from its electricity department, and 839.18 crore from its transport department. Profits from its electricity department totalled Rs.
Rs.
152.82 crore (US$35m), and losses in its transport department totalled Rs 212.86 crore ($48.8m), giving the company a net loss of Rs.
Rs.
62.04 crore ($14.2m). For the financial year 2005–06, BEST is expected to earn Rs.
Rs.
15401.3 million ($352.92m) with a profit of 1408 million ($32.3m) from the electricity department alone. However, its transport department is expected to earn 9486.8 million ($217.39m), with a loss of 1403.0 million ($32.26m). This gives it an estimated net loss of Rs.
Rs.
5 million ($114,575).[38][39] Newer management techniques, such as retrenching of excess staff (494 till date),[12] and the closure of less patronised routes, have reduced the losses in recent years, from a high of Rs.
Rs.
1.75 billion ($40.1m) in 2001.[40] Daily earnings from its transport system is Rs.
Rs.
20 million ($458,450). It collects Rs.
Rs.
7 million ($160,450) worth of five rupee coins daily, Rs.
Rs.
4.8 million ($110,000) worth of ten and twenty rupee notes, and Rs.
Rs.
6 million ($137,535) worth of fifty rupee notes, through its fare collection system. This has led a unique situation wherein it has accumulated a surplus of short change. In July 2005, the company floated tender inquiries to 54 banks to exchange the loose change, which totalled 46.7 million ($1.07m). However, none of the banks sent in a single bid, some citing that their vaults are full, and others saying it would be unprofitable for low denominations, given security considerations.[41] Though the BEST is a government-owned company, it does not receive any financial assistance from the BMC, or the state government.[12] BEST also earns revenues by way of advertisements on its buses and bus-stops, and through rent from offices on owned properties. The BEST, being a public utility company, cannot increase electricity and bus fares to maximise its profits. An increase, when effected, is usually carried out to curb losses due to inflation. BMC approval is needed before such an increase goes into effect. Culture and awards[edit] BEST has been a quintessential part of life in Mumbai. The red double-decker buses, modelled on the AEC Routemaster
AEC Routemaster
buses of London, are one of the defining characteristics of the city. When BEST decided to do away with the double-deckers for operational reasons recently, public protests and sentiment forced it to continue with the service. A move to colour all its buses saffron from red in 1997 also drew in criticism, resulting in the red colour being retained. Bus
Bus
drivers and conductors have come in for praise in the media for their service during the 2005 Mumbai
Mumbai
floods, when they ensured that all the stranded passengers were dropped safely to their respective destinations. A total of 900 buses were damaged.[42] The organisation has received the following awards for safety and management:[43]

The prize for the second best production achievement by an urban transport body in the country for the year 1982. The second prize for production achievement in Urban Transport
Transport
during the year 1984. A memento for the Administrative Report and Statement of Accounts of the Undertaking for the year 1983–84 awarded by the selection committee nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The first place and the Best production achievement award in the category of urban transport for the year 1986–87. National Productivity Award for the year 1991–92. Award for the best passenger-safety record for the year 1994. The award for the Best Passenger-Safety performance in Urban Transport in the whole country instituted by the Association of State Road Transport
Transport
Undertaking (ASRTU) for the year 1995–96. International Road Safety Award for the year 2003.

Future[edit] Among its future plans is the "digitisation project", wherein all underground cables, sub-stations, street lights and bus-stops would be tracked digitally through the geographical information system. It also plans to connect all its electricity meters through a network, so that the readings can be taken remotely, and in realtime, thus obviating the need for monthly manual door-to-door inspection.

See also[edit]

Mumbai
Mumbai
Suburban Railway Mumbai
Mumbai
Metro Public transport in Mumbai Water transport in Mumbai Transport
Transport
in Maharashtra Transport
Transport
in India Maharashtra
Maharashtra
State Electricity
Electricity
Board Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Electricity
Electricity
Regulatory Commission

References[edit]

^ "Growth of Mumbai
Mumbai
& its Municipal Corporation". Quarterly journal of the Local Self Government Institute (Mumbai). 1976. p. 13.  ^ David, M. D. (1995). Mumbai
Mumbai
, the city of dreams: a history of the first city in India. Himalaya Publishing House. pp. 199–200.  ^ " Electricity
Electricity
Arrives in Mumbai". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ " Electricity
Electricity
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Appears". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ "B.E.S.&T. Company". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ "Progress of the Bus
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Service". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ "Alternative modes of Transport". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 6 October 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ "Electric Supply". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ "Organisational Setup". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ "Organisational Setup". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ a b c Kuber, Girish (15 August 2005). "Road warrior: City's bus service proves it's BEST". Economic Times. Archived from the original on 29 March 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2006.  ^ a b "3 Puneites in race for Sammelan presidentship". The Times of India.  ^ Mumbai
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Mirror article published on 29/08/2012 ^ Albuquerque, Olav (4 June 2005). "BEST to hire buses from private operators". Times of India. p. 7.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Rawal, Swapnil (14 March 2007). "BEST firms up deal for CCTVs in buses". Indian Express. The Indian Express
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Group. Retrieved 10 May 2009.  ^ " Help line DEPOTS". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 6 March 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2009.  ^ "Parking Facilities available at BEST Bus
Bus
Depot". BEST Undertaking . Retrieved 26 November 2009.  External link in publisher= (help) ^ m-indicator app ^ "A timeline of BEST buses in Mumbai". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 11 Mar 2015.  ^ "Composition of Bus
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Bus
Routes Under Bus
Bus
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Transport
Museum". Time Out Mumbai. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  ^ The BEST is the best option for Mumbai
Mumbai
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Mumbai
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Mumbai
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Notes[edit]

May the Best Man Win; Manu Joseph; Times of India, Mumbai; p. 3; 21 August 2005 BEST will have to wait to become smart; Ashley D'Mello/Times News Network; p. 3;Times of India; 2 July 2005. Short of funds, BEST looks to solar power; Olav Albuquerque; Times of India; p. 3; 8 July 2005. Exit clause introduced in BEST-TPC pact; Times News Network; p. 4; Times of India; 7 July 2005. BEST to hire buses from private operators; Olav Albuquerque; Times of India; p. 7; 4 June 2005. You could now approach BEST for some loose change; Olav Albuquerque/TNN; Times of India; p. 3; 2005-07-06.

External links[edit]

Media related to BEST at Wikimedia Commons Quotations related to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport
Transport
at Wikiquote BEST Undertaking – Official site of the BEST. "Tram-car arrives". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Motor- Bus
Bus
appears". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  " Electricity
Electricity
arrives in Mumbai". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 9 April 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "B.E.S.&T. Company". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 3 September 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "B.E.S.T. Undertaking". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Progress of Bus
Bus
Service". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 11 October 2006. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Alternative modes of transport". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 6 October 2006. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Electric Supply". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Organisational Setup (Transport)". BEST Undertaking. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Organisational Setup (Electric)". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Financial Highlights and Budget Estimates". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Awards". BEST Undertaking. Retrieved 27 August 2005.  "Road warrior: City's bus service proves it's BEST". Economic Times. 15 August 2005. Archived from the original on 29 March 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2005.  "BEST Committee". Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Retrieved 30 August 2005.  " Electricity
Electricity
(.pdf)" (PDF). Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Electricity
Electricity
Regulatory Commission. Retrieved 30 August 2005. 

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