|4th December 2019, 17:33||#1|
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Mumbai's iconic double decker buses to be phased out by 2023
BEST has announced that 60% of its double-decker fleet is likely to be scrapped in a year, to be replaced with single-decker buses. The undertaking at present has 120 double-decker buses, only 48 of which will remain.
72 buses will be off the road by December 2020, and remaining 48 by October 2023.
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|4th December 2019, 22:53||#2|
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re: Mumbai's iconic double decker buses to be phased out by 2023
Quite sad news. Double deckers were part of my childhood - though I must say the buses I used the most then were trailers, which were scrapped a couple of decades ago (or more). We used 6Ltd for our trips from Chembur to VT or even Electric House - to watch English movies in the hep townie theatres like Sterling, Eros or Strand; 351 for shopping trips to Dadar TT and 381 ( a non trailer) for trips to my aunt’s place in Ghatkopar. And later in my college days, trips sitting in the front row of any bus, esp the route that plied down Marine Drive to Tardeo were a real pleasure. Time to catch one last ride in the front row of a double decker before they are scrapped.
|5th December 2019, 10:25||#3|
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Re: Mumbai's iconic double decker buses to be phased out by 2023
If I am luck enough I may visit Mumbai and take a ride in the double decker bus before the last one is off the road.
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