Articles by Yash Mhadgut

Yash is an engineering student in Mumbai, and is a public transport enthusiast and hobby cyclist. He likes to discuss about ways to improve public infrastructure, trains, metros, buses and cycling.

For the first time in the history of Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking is facing a huge shortage of buses. Once considered the pride of Mumbai and Asia’s best bus service, and often compared with London, it is now in poor shape. BEST bus passenger figures Back in 2004-05, BEST had 3,400 buses in its fleet and carried 45 lakh passengers every day. Priority was given to feeder routes catering to the nearest railway station, and long distance routes were fewer. Things went downhill from 2010, when the first fare hike happened. Subsequent fare hikes in…

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