Mumbaikars Bid Goodbye To The Iconic Double-Decker Bus, Last Of Which Left Marol Depot

When asked to think about the things that remind us of Mumbai, most people might think about these four things – the sea, vada pav, monsoon and double-decker buses. The red double-decker bus has had a long-standing relationship with the people of Mumbai and many have childhood memories attached to it.

Hence, a lot of people were saddened after they realised that double-decker buses were being pulled out and were having their last run this week. According to a report by Firstpost, this is happening because BEST has launched its first electric air-conditioned double-decker bus in Mumbai.

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Since February 2023, BEST has been withdrawing the iconic red double-decker bus and replacing it with the leased battery-run red and black double-decker buses.

“The double-decker buses will forever go off roads from 15 September, while the open-deck buses will be pulled out on 5 October,” a BEST spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Here’s a video of the last double-decker bus that left from Marol Depot on September 15:

Bidding goodbye to the iconic vehicle, several people online shared fond memories of travelling via these buses, the excitement of getting a seat on the top, and the overall delight of spotting one of them on the streets. Have a look:

This is the end of an era!

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