Mumbai, Apr 12: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus fare has been hiked by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) for the distance of over four kilometre starting today. The fares have been hiked by Re 1 to Rs 12 for a distance of more than 4 kilometers. The fare for air conditioned buses has risen to Rs 20 from earlier Rs 15. Commuters looking out for bus passes to Island City and suburbs will now have to shell out Rs 10 for the same. The fare of newly launched Hybrid AC buses has also been increased by Rs 5.

Here is the BEST Buses Revised Fares Chart

Ordinary / LimitedExpressAir Conditioned
AdultConcessionalAdultConcessionalAdultConcessional
KmsFare(Rs.)Fare (Rs.)Fare(Rs.)Fare (Rs.)Fare(Rs.)Fare (Rs.)
28.004.0010.005.0020.0010.00
410.005.0014.007.0025.0012.00
615.007.0020.0010.0030.0015.00
818.009.0023.0011.0035.0017.00
1022.0011.0027.0013.0040.0020.00
1225.0012.0030.0015.0045.0022.00
1428.0014.0033.0016.0050.0025.00
1732.0016.0037.0018.0055.0027.00
2034.0017.0039.0019.0065.0032.00
2537.0018.0042.0021.0080.0040.00
3042.0021.0047.0023.0095.0047.00
3547.0023.0052.0026.00110.0055.00
4052.0026.0057.0028.00120.0060.00
4557.0028.0062.0031.00130.0065.00
5062.0031.0067.0033.00140.0070.00

 

2. Daily Bus Pass:
Fixed Amount Bus PassDaily (Rs)
City Non AC50
Suburb Non AC60
Non AC – All Over90
AC Daily Bus Pass200
Child City Non AC25
Child Suburb Non AC30
Child Magic Non AC45
Child Magic AC100
3. Periodical Bus-Pass Rates
Bus-pass between two fixed destinations
Ordinary / LimitedAir Conditioned
KmsMonthlyQuarterlyMonthlyQuarterly
236010608802640
4440132011003300
6660198013203960
8800238015404620
10970291017605280
121100330019805940
141240370022006600
171410423024207260
201500449028608580
2516304890352010560
3018505550418012540
3520706210484014520

Travel As You Like bus-pass:

Fixed Amount Bus PassMonthly(Rs)Quarterly(Rs)
City Non AC11003300
Suburb Non AC13203960
Magic Non AC19805940
Magic AC4400

Reports say the fare hike is part of the Undertaking’s effort to reduce their deficit loss and streamline their financial condition. However, Leader of the Opposition in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has opposed the decision to increase bus fares. The fare hike is set to upset many as BEST runs around 500 buses and nearly 30 lakh commuters use this service in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.