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Mumbai: BEST seeks pending payments from the MMRDA for operating hybrid buses in BKC.

THE loss-making Brihan-Mumbai electric supply and Transport (BEST) enterprise has sought money from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for operative and maintaining the hybrid buses that ply in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

At a board meeting on Friday, BEST member Sunil Ganacharya raised the difficulty of pending payments from the MMRDA for operative hybrid buses in BKC and from alternative places to BKC. He aforesaid the most effective is already acquisition immense losses and therefore the outstanding dues from MMRDA ought to be recovered.


Sources at best aforesaid that as per note of understanding between the agencies, any profits from the operation of the hybrid buses would be shared by each agency. If the service runs into losses, the MMRDA was needed in reality the losses.

An add of Rs 2.6 crore is unfinished to be paid to the most effective. an MMRDA official aforesaid 15 lakhcommuters have used the hybrid buses until date, which the add would be paid to the most effective before long.

Meanwhile, BEST chief Surendra Kumar Bagade aforesaid the MMRDA additionally owes it the upkeep value of the buses, an add of nearly Rs 8 crore. “If this goes on, the services of the hybrid buses can be shut,” he added.

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