BEST must be praised. And helped.

Mumbai’s public transport service BEST slashed its fares by more than half last month. Within a month, 10 lakh new riders are using the service every day, a rise of 60%. However, increased ridership has taken a toll on BEST’s revenue. Lest the losses pile-up, it’s important to help BEST meet the shortfall. A win-win would be to make vehicle owners fund it. Because if more commuters leave their personal vehicles back home, traffic congestion would reduce. Leading to lower pollution.

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