From today, May 31, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will introduce eight new premium AC electric bus lines.
There will be a few buses that will leave from Kurla and Andheri stations.
According to general manager Lokesh Chandra, BEST will launch eight new premium AC electric bus routes beginning on Wednesday morning to give office commuters going from Navi Mumbai and Thane districts to the city’s commercial centres choices. There will be a few buses that leave from Kurla and Andheri stations.
Occasionally, during the monsoon, suburban trains may not run or may be delayed because of waterlogging, signal issues, overhead equipment (OHE), and other factors. The ideal substitute will be one of these buses. Additionally, it will regularly give office workers who go long-distance guaranteed seats and air conditioning comfort, and it will fill the gap left by the lack of road transport from Navi Mumbai to corporate centres in BKC and Andheri.
A crucial route from Kharghar to the Bandra-Kurla complex on route S-114 will be included in the buses that will be introduced starting on May 31. It would pick up passengers en route to BKC offices from clusters in Kharghar, Nerul, Sanpada, and Vashi. Buses will run frequently from 7 to 8:30 in the morning and from 5 to 7:30 in the evening.
The remaining four roads are S-115 from Belapur to BKC, S-116 from Kharghar to Andheri, S-118 from Lodha Amara Thane to Andheri, and 5-117 from Belapur to Andheri through Nerul and Vashi.
Three additional routes will run within Mumbai: S-119 from Kurla to BKC from 9 am to 7 pm, S-120 from Andheri to SEEPZ from 9 am to 7 pm, and S-121 from Gundavali to BKC via Kalina from 9 am to 7 pm, all with prices starting at INR 30.
The ticket cost from Kharghar to BKC, which causes INR 134 per person originally, will be INR 45 as a welcome offer.
The 149 INR round-trip ticket from Kharghar to Andheri is also being sold at 50 INR for each traveller.
Kurla to BKC will have a welcome offer of Rs 15 for each passenger, while Gundavli to BKC will have a welcome offer of Rs 25 per person.
The premium bus service, which was first introduced between the T and T2 airports and south Mumbai, is now offered on a number of routes and carries more than 7,000 commuters daily. According to an official, there are already 60 premium buses in operation, and by the middle of June, that number will have risen to 100.