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Sustainable Transport Saves Lives: A Case for Investing in Safety of Public Bus Fleets

Inducing a modal shift from private transport to public buses will reduce road traffic deaths in India. In cities such as Bangalore and Mumbai, the city bus agencies – Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) respectively – account for 20-32 percent of the mode share, but were involved in only 5-13 percent of the ...

BEST buses to run without conductors

Mumbai city is set to launch an Intelligent Transportation System that involves smart card-based access for passengers and ticket vending machines. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking will procure 50 air-conditioned mini-buses with a capacity of 29 (22 seats and seven slots for standing passengers) each. The vehicles will be taken on a wet lease and specific routes ...

BEST A decade of reforms and improvements

The authors take a look at the developments and reforms in BEST – Mumbai’s public bus transport service during the last decade. Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) along with suburban rail are the life lines of Mumbai. The city with a growing population and a strong adherence to its railway lines, set up the BEST to operate the ...

BEST feeder services for metro and monorail

Mumbai?s exclusive public transport provider BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking) is planning on providing citizens feeder services which would help them connect with the upcoming Mumbai metro and monorail services, similar to its existing bus services for the city?s suburban railway system. The new services would begin with a service for the monorail corridor between Chembur and Wadala, ...

India observes Road Safety Week 2013

  The 24th annual Road Safety Week was observed from January 1-7 in different parts of the country. Different and diverse programmes marked the Week ? road safety campaigns, children?s programmes and training programmes for drivers. Many government organisations, NGOs and training institutes took part in the programmes. The theme for Road Safety Week 2013 was, ?Stay Alive, don?t drink ...

Integrated Electronic Ticket Issuing Machine

Integrated ETIM (Electronic Ticket Issuing Machine) from Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services Ltd is a combination of an electronic ticket issuing machine and an online reservation system used at booking windows. It uses a secure payment gateway and also has a mobile application. It provides for fleet optimisation and business reengineering. While it is convenient of passengers it also helps ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo: Seminar: May 18, 2012

The Day 2 seminar of TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 was on ‘Challenges in making the operations of State Road Transport Undertakings efficient: Policy, Management & Technologies’. A report.

Flyovers in Mumbai End-User Evaluation of Infrastructure Projects

Increasing population and traffic congestion have adversely affected the quality of life of Mumbai’s residents, especially the commuters. Since the administration’s initiatives of providing infrastructure, including flyovers, have not helped in reducing the travellers’ woes, it is necessary to scale up the mode of public transport by reducing the number of other vehicles on the road.

BEST to issue e-tickets

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) in Mumbai is all set to introduce e-tickets on all its routes. The undertaking has already implemented e-tickets on two buses on the Wadala-Borivali route. The e-ticket devices will be lighter than the currently used metal boxes with the paper tickets. They will be three-in-one hand held devices which will also validate ...

Now, Green Buses

In order to provide an eco-friendly, comfortable and clean mode of public transport to the residents of Mumbai, and to reduce traffic congestion on roads, a Green Bus Express Service initiative has been undertaken to link North and South Mumbai by MP Sanjay Nirupam under his Go Green campaign. It is meant to promote the use of public transport which ...

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