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Kailash works with the political team and has been covering transport beat for over a decade. He is interested in travel and music.

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Trains on Mumbai-Pune route to resume today

However, services will be stalled again on August 17 and 18, before resuming on August 19. This is owing to a problem regarding availability of coaches, said Railway officials.

In a relief for daily commuters between Mumbai and Pune, Central Railway (CR) said that it will resume five train services between the cities from Friday.(HMahendra Parikh/HT)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 03:23 AM IST
Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Transport hub plan at Mumbai’s Anik depot gets BEST panel’s nod

This is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) plan to develop Wadala into a residential, commercial and transport hub.

The plan to develop a transport hub at Anik bus depot in Wadala got a boost as the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) committee gave its nod on Tuesday to participate in the Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) project, which aims to bring various modes of transport under one roof.(Bhushan Koyande/HT (Representative image))
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Blue body, white hood: Maharashtra government fixes colours for e-rickshaws

Earlier this month, the transport authority, chaired by transport secretary Ashish Kumar Singh, had approved a blue-white colour scheme for e-rickshaws.

Three years after the state government gave its nod to the registration of battery-operated eco-friendly electric rickshaws in Maharashtra, the State Transport Authority (STA) has decided on a new colour scheme for these vehicles.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO (Representative image))
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 01:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Vehicle registrations in Mumbai see 20% dip in first quarter

Car registrations were hit the most – 12,230 from April to June this year, compared to 14,432 in the first quarter of 2018.

Thanks to the slowdown in the automobile sector, four road transport offices (RTOs) in Mumbai saw 62,999 vehicle registrations in the first quarter this year(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 02:12 AM IST
Mumbai | By

Mumbai-Goa services hit due to track wash out

Operations to Goa were further affected as tracks were washed out owing to flooding in Sindhudurg district and Mumbai-Pune services, hit due to the landslide at Bhor ghat.

Train services were disrupted on the Mumbai-Goa and Mumbai-Pune routes.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

BEST creates two twitter handles to take plaints

Currently, a team of BEST officials, supervised by an officer from the secretary department, is managing these two handles. However, the BEST will soon hire an agency to handle it.

You can put out your complaints about the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on social media, and get timely updates about bus services, as the operator is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 04:19 AM IST
Mumbai | By

Mumbai’s bus operator BEST now on Twitter

BEST’s two Twitter handles, MyBESTBus and MyBESTElectric, receive complaints and comments about the bus service and power supply respectively.

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) that runs Mumbai’s bus service and distributes electricity to the city is now on Twitter.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 07:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

After Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport positive steps, unions defer strike for now

The BEST administration has taken positive steps to sign the agreement. Hence, unions took the decision of postponing the strike.

BEST unions postponed their indefinite strike .(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By, Mumbai

BEST plans for AC buses, app, smart card by year-end

BEST general manager Surendrakumar Bagde said they have already started testing of the app that has been developed as part of their Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS).

BEST general manager Surendrakumar Bagde made the announcement while addressing a press conference ahead of BEST’s foundation day on August 7.(Bhushan Koyande/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 05:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

At Wadala,Mumbai: Anik depot likely to be part of Integrated Transport Hub

The plan is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)’s aim to develop Wadala into a residential, commercial and transport hub.

Anik bus depot at Wadala,Mumbai,is likely to be a part of the proposed Integrated Transport Hub .(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

CR train services suspended for over 4 hours in Mumbai

For lakhs of suburban commuters, train journey became an ordeal on Saturday, after the overflowing Mithi river rose over the danger mark and submerged Central Railway’s (CR) all six tracks

CR had elevated the tracks in the section before monsoon, in order to avoid flooding.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Fire on Mumbai’s BEST bus was caused by short-circuit in driver’s cabin: Report

On Wednesday around 4.15pm, a Worli-bound single-decker bus, plying on route number 27 from Vaishali Nagar in Mulund, caught fire near Maheshwari Udyan in Matunga. The 10 passengers on-board and crew members escaped unhurt.

A 27 number BEST bus caught fire at Maheshwari Udayn, Matunga in Mumbai on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.(Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 06:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Mumbai may get 5 AC electric buses in August

BEST officials expect to start plying them in August, after completing formalities with the transport authorities. Forty e-buses from the next phase will arrive in the next few months.

People lined up for the double decker bus at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 02:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Post fare cut, BEST’s revenue collection in coins goes up by Rs. 10L

BEST officials collected 10 lakh rupees worth of coins post fare cut.

People lined up for the double decker bus at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 29, 2019 06:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

‘Why was Mahalaxmi Express allowed to ply on flooded tracks?’: Activists

Activists said the Railways should have conducted a foot survey of the tracks as per standard safety procedure.

Mahalaxmi Express was first delayed when it reached Ambernath station, where the tracks were flooded, at 10pm on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 01:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

1,052 rescued from train in 5-hr operation near flooded Vangani

After getting off the train, passengers had to wade through the water and then climb up a hillock to reach the main road, where emergency facilities awaited them.

(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Over 1,000 rescued from stranded train after 17 hrs

Nine-month pregnant Reshma Kamble, a passenger who went into labour, was shifted to the Shushrut Hospital in Badlapur where she is under observation.

A birds eye view shows Mahalaxmi Express bound for Kohlapur from Mumbai stranded following heavy monsoon rain near Badlapur in Thane district.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Mumbai | By

In Mumbai, you may soon be able to use one card for all modes of transport

MRVC prepares plan to implement Centre’s ₹200-cr project that includes integrated ticketing

Passengers in a Central Railway train. Mumbai’s suburban railway network ferries 75 lakh commuters daily.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 12:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

No Mumbai-Pune trains for 15 days from July 26

The cancellation of 20 trains is expected to cause significant inconvenience to those travelling between the two cities.

CR said the decision was taken to carry out infrastructure works at Bhor Ghat, located above 110-km from Mumbai between the Karjat and Lonavala section.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

UP-bound train derails at Kasara ghat, none injured

The incident took place around 3.50am, and the train was rerailed by 10.55am.

The incident took place when the train was navigating a 200-ft long viaduct on Thursday early morning(HT photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai’s first quadricycle hits suburban roads

n June 2018, the Union government approved the commercial sale of quadricycles. In Maharashtra, the State Transport Authority (STA) has given the nod to register it as a public service vehicle on January 25, 2019.

Mumbai’s first quadricycle vehicle falls under the category of microcars.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Maharashtra government extends deadline for fitting safety devices in public transport

According to the transport department, an estimate of over 3.5 lakh public transport vehicles in Maharashtra, excluding autorickshaws, will be required to install VTS and panic buttons.

The transport commissioner’s office of Maharashtra has deferred the plan to make vehicle tracking system (VTS) and panic buttons in public transport vehicles.(HT File PHOTO)
Published on Jul 18, 2019 06:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

BEST launches AC bus on 3 new routes in south and central Mumbai

The AC buses will ply on these routes — Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to NCPA; World Trade Centre to Churchgate; and PK Kurne Chowk (Worli) to Plaza cinema in Dadar .

File photo of air-conditioned BEST buses(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Not the BEST of both worlds: Bus passengers rise, but earnings dip

22.18L passengers on Tuesday, compared to 17.15L the previous day; earnings down to ₹1.45 cr from ₹2.12cr

People lined up to use BEST buses following the drop in ticket fares.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

BEST’s fare cut brings back commuters to buses in Mumbai

BEST has slashed fares of its regular as well AC buses to ₹5- ₹20, and ₹6- ₹25, respectively for the distance slabs of 5km, 10km, 15km and beyond 15km

Picture for representation only.(HT PHoto)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

400 AC buses to make BEST better in Mumbai

The authority is hiring these buses on a wet lease model, in which the contractor will bear the driver and maintenance cost, while BEST will provide its conductor

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) currently has 25 AC buses in its fleet.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Autorickshaw unions slam brakes on strike plan after CM Fadnavis intervenes

Although it seemed like the strike would be enforced post-midnight, not all autorickshaw unions were participating in it and the regional transport office had told Hindustan Times that it had not received any official communication about the strike from the transport commissioner’s office.

Fadnavis has assured the unions that he will meet with them today in the afternoon.(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 05:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Will Mumbai, rest of Maharashtra face autorickshaw strike from Tuesday?

Unions want state to fulfil demands today; government says it hasn’t been approached, no meet planned

Auto drivers have threatened to strike from Tuesday across the state(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai’s BEST bus fares likely to get cheaper from July 8

With the proposed fares below the prescribed limit in the state’s resolution GR on public transport, the government will have to amend the GR, which will take two-three days.

The regional transport authority gave its nod and cleared the proposal on Wednesday.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai gasps as local remains shut for 16 hours

Late on Monday night, owing to lack of communication within the Railways, over 1,000 people were stranded across CR, as the tracks were waterlogged between Dadar to Thane and Wadala to Mankhurd.

Commuters walk on track near thane railway station after train stop for mumbai Thane. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Published on Jul 03, 2019 05:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed and Kailash Korde
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