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On September 15, the bus made its last journey from Agarkar Chowk to SEEPZ.
The double decker buses which have been running on the roads of Mumbai for the last 8 decades will no longer run. On Friday, the bus completed its last journey from Agarkar Chowk to SEEPZ. The bus was bid farewell by decorating it with flowers and balloons. There was a crowd waiting to travel for the last time.
On social media, people gave emotional reactions regarding the memories related to these buses. Businessman Anand Mahindra also shared the photo of the bus on Twitter and said, Mumbai Police, I want to report the theft of the most special memories of my childhood.
A crowd gathered to ride the bus for the last time and bid farewell.
AC electric double decker buses will replace these
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is replacing these diesel buses with electric buses to reduce pollution. BEST had announced the closure of all diesel double-decker buses, to be replaced by electric AC double-decker buses. 25 such buses are already running in the city.
Electric double decker buses with AC will be brought in Mumbai
To reduce pollution, the Indian government is replacing diesel-powered buses with electric buses in cities with a population of up to 10 lakh. By 2030, all diesel running buses will be replaced by electric, CNG buses.
A bus will be kept in the museum
However, the journey of these double decker buses of Mumbai will not end here. He is being included in the Hall of Fame of Mumbai. A diesel double decker bus of BEST will be kept in a museum or depot to showcase the culture of the city.
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