BEST to procure 500 electric buses
This article was published on : June 18, 2019
Mumbaikars will soon have improved connectivity to railway and metro stations as Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is all set to procure 1000 midi and mini buses along with 500 electric buses. BEST will be issuing the Request for Proposal (RFP) for these 1,500 buses within a fortnight and proposes to complete the tendering process by the end of this year.
The 500 electric buses will be procured on the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Buses (FAME 2) scheme of the central government, but will still be on wet leasing. On wet leasing, profits will be shared between BEST and the agency from which the buses will be hired.