News headlines

Mumbai, Jun 12: With memories of last year's floods still fresh in Mumbaikars' minds, the authorities are initiating several steps this year, including installing public telephones and FM radios in BEST buses, one of the city's main modes of transport.

"Keeping in mind last July's situation, when people were stuck in buses for days together and were not able to contact their families, we have decided to install PCOs in each of the 3247 buses that BEST operates daily," BEST officials said here.

The proposal, part of the Disaster Management Measures, will help a great deal in a July 26 like scenario, and help eliminate a lot of the problems that were faced last year when communication lines were down, they said.

"With the help of the FM radios installed in every bus, passengers will remain in touch with the outside world and get constant updates on the weather and traffic situation in case of repeat of July 26 this year," BEST PRO A S Tamboli told PTI here. 


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: News headlines

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.