Mumbai's BEST buses undergo major makeover

21 Mar 2017 | By Mansi Motwani

BEST's historic red buses are now revamped and include automatic, clutch-free transmission for drivers, a central air-circulation system, eight charging points and a wide gap between seats.

These latest installations expect to change the slow decline in the number of commuters choosing to commute by buses.

Read on to know more about what's happening in Mumbai.

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21 Mar 2017Mumbai's BEST buses undergo major makeover

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On Monday, students appearing for CBSE's Class 12 Math papers and SSC's Science-and-Technology (Part 2) papers were exhausted due to the length of the papers.

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SSC students who appeared for the Science-and-Technology paper found the paper pattern completely foreign.

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