Mumbai: BEST to auction old double-decker buses

The old double-decker buses are being replaced with new ones.

Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) is auctioning off old double-decker buses that have been in service for more than 15 years.

BEST has 120 double-decker buses in its fleet. Out of these, 100 have been decommissioned. These will be replaced with newer models in a phased manner in 2021.

The Ashok Leyland Titan double-decker buses that used to ply in Mumbai are modelled on London's AEC Routemaster bus. BEST had initially planned to phase the double-decker buses out completely but public sentiment forced the operator to continue the service.

Source: Rajendra Aklekar

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