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BEST WANTS CENTRE TO FUND NEW BUSES

best-2In order to add 1,000 new buses to its fleet by June this year, BEST is planning to submit a detailed report to receive Rs300 crore grant under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) from the Centre. The Centre declared packages under JNNURM to states for the procurement of BEST buses. Earlier assistance could be received only for infrastructural projects. BEST officials state that they would be sending a report to the Centre for the procurement of buses and if approved would receive a grant of Rs 300 crore under the JNNURM. Further BEST is looking for assistance under JNNURM to commercially exploit their 24 bus stations, from which they plan to develop canteen, ATM centres, medical shops, mini theatres, cyber caf

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