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Mumbai: Poll-pumped BEST puts plans on fast lane


In an atmosphere of Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) committee rushing to showcase its sops to commuters and staffers, and is working overtime to clear proposals.

In an unusual move, the committee is even meeting this Sunday and is expected to clear some multi-crore projects that will benefit commuters. The prized one on the table is the Rs 2,624 crore proposal to procure 1,000 air-conditioned buses on wet-lease before the code of conduct kicks in. Another proposal is for wage revision of employees before Diwali, whereby 33,000 staffers stand to get ...


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