BMC PRO­POSAL

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

BMC chief Ajoy Me­hta has pushed for a slew of mea­sures for BEST to cur­tail losses by up to 70%. These in­clude:

| Re­place high­main­te­nance buses with fuel-ef­fi­cient ones. On 150 loss-mak­ing routes, ply only few trips; di­vert buses to crowded routes

FLEET RATIONALISATION

| BEST has re­moved 266 AC buses from fleet as they in­curred Rs 80 crore loss an­nu­ally. It plans to wet lease 1,250 buses, in­clud­ing 450 mini buses

WET LEASE BUSES

| Cut al­lowances to staff, stop sub­sidy for can­teen, for buy­ing school books

CUT AL­LOWANCES, SUB­SI­DIES STAFF MGMT

| Don’t fill 2,500 va­cant posts; cut down Class A cat­e­gory staff

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