Commuters of buses are in for a disappointment as state government has refused to bring down the toll charges of Rs 100 for municipalised BEST buses plying in the newly constructed Bandra-Worli sealink. The State Government has proposed to levy Rs 100 per trip per bus for using the sea link and BEST authorities have refused to use this state-of-the-art bridge until the charges are scaled down. BEST officials stated that they did not want to burden passengers and hence will not run buses on this sealink. BEST had asked the State Government to charge Rs 2,500 per bus per month which was not accepted.
September 18, 2009