Arré Checklist: What I’ll Miss About BEST, the Mumbaikar’s Ferrari

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Arré Checklist: What I’ll Miss About BEST, the Mumbaikar’s Ferrari

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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irst they came for our beloved kaali peeli. Now it looks like it’s the end of the road for the bright red BEST buses. In February, the BEST committee decided to bring in private contractors to operate buses in Mumbai, like a manager throwing in the towel when their boxer is too beat to continue.

Now, news of this sort does not tend to invite concern from people travelling in their Ubers or shiny sedans. But spare a thought for normies like me, who’ve spent more time commuting in a bus than we have in our homes. Life will not be the same without huddling at the doors of the bus, and arguing with the ticket collector. Here’s what I’ll miss most about our adored buses.

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