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BEST launches AC e-shuttle buses from Mumbai Int'l Airport to Nariman Point & BKC

Ushering ease of connectivity and travel across Mumbai, the BEST green flagged the operations of shuttle e-buses on Tuesday. Daily commuters can now enjoy the benefit of these AC buses, that link the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA-Terminal 2) to South Mumbai. Reportedly, separate services will ply on point-to-point routes to Bandra-Kurla Complex, Gateway of India and Nariman Point to enhance passengers' convenience.

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10 new rakes to improve ridership & frequency of monorail trains in Mumbai

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has decided to induct 10 new rakes on the Mumbai Monorail corridor to bolster its overall efficiency, connectivity & ridership. As per reports, the newly procured 'Made in India' rakes will help improve the frequency of services on the 19.54-km monorail stretch, reflecting a direct impact on its commuter footfall. Presently, the monorail shoulders the lowest passenger load among all other means of public transport in Mumbai.

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Mumbai BEST buses to ply at a 'maximum of 15 minutes' interval on all routes from September

On Friday, BEST announced that all its buses will run at a 'maximum of 15 minutes' frequency from September 1. This decision stems from the regular complaints filed by daily commuters, who had to wait for 30-45 minutes to catch a bus, during peak hours and monsoon season. As such, around 26,000 bus services will be operational in Mumbai at the fixed interval, the BEST general manager stated.

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Teachers on SSC exam duty now permitted to travel in Mumbai locals

The Maharashtra government on Thursday, permitted all teaching and non-teaching staff involved in class 10 (SSC) exams assessments to avail the suburban train services. It may be noted that other school staff, who are required to be in schools for online classes, are not allowed to board the local trains. The state has decided to have 50% attendance for school teachers and all lecturers in junior college.

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Auto-rickshaw & taxi rides get costlier in Mumbai

The base fare of all CNG-run public commute vehicles, taxis and autorickshaws has witnessed a hike of ₹3 in Mumbai. The decision was finalised in a meeting of the MMRTA last week, chaired by the State Transport Secretary. Effective from Monday, March 1, the minimum rate of travel has been hiked after 6 years in Mumbai and was long overdue, commented the State Transport Minister. Previously, a hike in the base fare was implemented on June 1, 2015.

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