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Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray says Mumbai needs hybrid and electric buses

Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray on Tuesday said that the city needs hybrid and electric buses, while commuters should get a ‘common smart card’ to travel with ease by any mode of transport-Metro, mono, railway or bus.

Speaking at the launch of 75 non-AC hi-tech buses at Wadala depot, he said, “It was following my demand that BEST committee chairman Anil Kokil recently wrote letters to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite the process of introducing a common ticket for all modes of transport. If you go to other cities like London, there is one card for all modes of travel. We should give this convenience to every commuter in the Mumbai metropolitan region.”

 He further stated that the BEST should now procure hybrid and electric buses. “Electric buses will minimise the fuel cost while at the same time curb pollution on roads,” he said. He has also asked BEST officials to speed up the process of launching a mobile app, which will help commuters.

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