Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) officials recently revealed that the Mumbaikers could ride on their first electric double decker bus from BEST as early as this September. Teses popular double decker buses will now be electric and future proof maintaining its charm in the Mumbai streets.
"The first electric double decker bus is expected to undergo some trials after delivery. Hence, it will be hit the roads for the public from September. The concerned private manufacturing company had planned an event to showcase the bus in Mumbai on Friday. It had nothing to do with BEST. However, the event has been cancelled due to some reasons," said an official.
"The prototype electric double decker bus is ready with all necessary permissions and is expected to be delivered to BEST, which currently has more than 400 single decker electric buses, anytime soon," officials added.
Existing number of buses
1. BEST Fleet- 3651
2. Air-conditioned- 1440
3. Double-decker- 45
4. AC Electric buses (EV)- 360
5. Non AC Electric Buses (EV)- 26
6. Diesel-operated- 822