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BEST plans to get 1,000 AC buses

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking plans to procure 1,000 more air-conditioned (AC) buses on wet lease, of which 500 are proposed to run on diesel and 500 on compressed natural gas. The total cost of the two contracts comes to over ₹2,600 crore.

The proposals were circulated among the members at the BEST committee meeting on Friday, but were not cleared because the members said they were not given sufficient time to go through them.

As per the first proposal, the BEST administration would pay ₹56.85 per km to hire 500 AC mini diesel ...

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