Last diesel-run double-decker bus of Mumbai retires

Last diesel-run double-decker bus of Mumbai retires

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Category : State Published on: September 21 2023

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  • Mumbai bids farewell to the last diesel-run double-decker bus of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST)
  • Mumbai’s iconic red double-decker buses have been an integral part of the city’s public transport system for more than 80 years.
  • New battery-operated double-deckers have replaced the old red diesel-run buses in Mumbai.
  • A total of 900 air-conditioned double-decker bus services will be provided to the people of Mumbai by the end of July 2024.
  • The first double-decker bus was introduced on Mumbai roads in 1937. The era of red diesel-run double-deckers, introduced on the city streets 86 years ago, thus came to an end. New, shiny red-and-black battery-operated (EV) double-deckers have already begun to ply since February this year.
  • The first double-decker bus was introduced on Mumbai roads in 1937, a decade after BEST launched its bus service in the growing city.
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