BEST Launches Conductor-Less Bus Services In Mumbai: Know The Routes And Timings

"These buses will operate during the morning peak hours and will not stop anywhere in between like other buses,” an official from the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said.

BEST Launches Conductor-Less Bus Services In Mumbai: Know The Routes And Timings
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 23 Oct 2019 04:44 PM
Mumbai: In a first, the Mumbai civic body's transport arm BEST has begun conductor-less bus services on two routes here from Wednesday. Reports say passengers will have to buy tickets at the originating stops while boarding these non-stop buses. The buses will not have stops in between and passengers can disembark the bus only at the final stop.

The buses will ply on two south Mumbai routes - from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Gateway of India and from Churchgate to Nariman Point, the official from the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said.


"These buses will operate during the morning peak hours and will not stop anywhere in between like other buses,” an official from the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said.

Conductors will issue tickets at the originating stops and ensure that no ticket-less passenger gets on board," he said.

The conductor-less bus service has been started for the first time to streamline manpower utilisation, which will also benefit passengers on these routes, BEST's deputy public relations officer Manoj Varade said.

"These two routes are popular among tourists, office- goers and college students. Since these buses will have no stops in between, it will reduce the commuting time and help passengers travel faster," he added.

BEST buses are the second largest mode of mass transport after local trains.

(With additional information from PTI)

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