Jun 9, 2008

BEST to continue with double-decker buses

Double-decker BEST buses are Mumbai's heritage and pride. These red buses were unfortunately relegated to only Churchgate-CST-Colaba to NCPA and some suburban areas. Other route that is double decker is Rt 66. The original route 1 is no longer a double decker.

It was heartening to note that BEST has decided to add 50 new double decker buses. These buses carry twice the number of passengers carried by a single decker buses. Shouldn't they be carrying the most of the traffic during peak hours (8 am - noon, and 5 pm - 9pm)?

The bus shown here is no longer on the streets. The trailer double decker bus is part of Mumbai's past.