Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 11 (ANI): With the objective to cut down the fuel cost and provide environment-friendly solution, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has introduced emission-free electric buses.Also Read - Flying to Maharashtra From THESE Countries? Check Latest Travel Rules, RT-PCR Test And More

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The introduced buses can run up to 200 km at a stretch once fully charged for three hours.

Till now, the electric point is set only at the Backbay Depot.

For the initial phase, the buses will run on routes around Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) and Churchgate station, including Route Number 138.

The buses cost Rs. 1.61 crore each, which is more than double the price of regular buses and have a seating capacity of 30 people. (ANI)

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