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BEST To The Rescue

The BEST has asked its depot managers to operate extra buses as per requirement on days when the auto unions go on strike. Two auto unions have called for a strike and this could affect services on August 22, 23 and 25, if the strike call is not withdrawn at the eleventh hour, sources said.

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The Bombay that I Miss!

Before you point out that it’s Mumbai and not Bombay, let me clarify that I’ve used the word deliberately. I grew up in Bombay and not Mumbai and at some level, I’ll always be a Bombayite and not a Mumbaikar. What’s the difference, you ask? It’s not just a simple name change, it’s actually saying...

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BEST Single Decker Tram

BEST Of The Past

Following Divya‘s post on how she misses her BEST buses in Bengaluru, I had to share these amazing photographs of the BEST of the days gone by. Few of us might know that BEST started out with trams, trolley cars, Charabancs and ferrys. BEST (Bombay Electric Supply and Transport Company) was originally The Bombay Tramway Company...

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BEST: Bas Ek Sahi Thi

I was watching a show on National Geogrpahic last night which was basically giving an over-view of the transport in Mumbai. Most of it was stuff we know (simply because we have to bear it), whether it is roads turning into parking lots or trains which stall during monsoons. But we do know that most...