G20 delegates are using BEST premium bus for city transportation

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Proud moment for BEST to become first City Transport Utility in India to be official partner for transportation for G20 delegates. Environmental group meeting is going on in Mumbai. G20 delegates are using BEST premium bus service for city transportation. These are luxury electric AC buses app based service launched by BEST recently.

BEST is operating largest fleet of electric buses in India with 464 buses being in service including 56 premium buses at the moment. BEST fleet will become 50% electric by this year end and by 2026 Mumbai city will have 100% electric bus fleet of 10,000 buses. These buses are being funded under the National clean air program of Ministry of Environment of Government of India . Once operational we will save 6.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and save 6000 million tonnes of fossil fuel . BEST is working to monetise the carbon credits and estimated revenue earning is Rs.500 crs.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking will be the official transport partner for the G20 meetings in Mumbai from 21 May to 23 May 2023. BEST has deployed its newest premium electric buses for the event, which is fitting given that the delegates belong to the Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group.

Speaking about this, Shri Lokesh Chandra, GM, BEST said, “It is a proud moment for BEST to become the first City Transport Utility in India to be official partner for transportation for G20 delegates. We thank the Government of India and the Maharashtra government for giving us this opportunity to ferry the G20 delegates. We will ensure comfortable and seamless mobility for them with our premium electric buses. We also hope that G20 delegates travelling in these buses will Mumbaikars to try this service instead of using their cars.”

The luxury electric AC buses ferrying the delegates are a part of an app based premium service launched by BEST recently. They ply along multiple routes in the city like Thane – BKC, Kharghar – Airport, serving both office and airport travellers. Their live location can be tracked on the Chalo App. Passengers can also reserve a seat on the bus using the app with flexible rescheduling and cancelling options. Currently, the Premium bus service has over 7,000 daily passengers. BEST is confident that the number will continue to increase given the convenience and the comfort that the service provides.

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