New NMMT Volvo Routes!
Ah! Looks like there is war going on between BEST and NMMT in Navi Mumbai! NMMT (No:123) which plies to Dindoshi from CBD, spotted one this morning while driving to work. Look for TimeTable & Pics at Airoli bridge at the end of this page.
BEST is running its Shaky Chinese buses from Santacruz to CBD via Bandra Stn, I forgot its number, guess it is AS 505. They also have buses to from Vashi Stn-Ghatkopar depot and to Mulund also.
The problem that I have with BEST Ac buses is the high fare (Rs 48 from Bandra to Vashi Depot! NMMT costs Rs. 30) and of course the shaky bus which doesn’t have flaps on the AC vents!!!
Well, with more and more services… We have more options, but hey!!! We are running out of roads & Infrastructure to accommodate these Big Boys! You gotta check how the BEST takes the turn inside Bandra depots last lane where it picks up passengers from. Also one thing to be noted is that from Bandra we have the BEST & NMMT racing with each other to be the first to arrive, not a good thing at all!
Lets wait and watch how many more buses they push in! I hope they to get into a price we like our poor cellular operators who have dropped it to ultra low levels considering the charges they used to command when they Mobile phones were new in India.
Here are the pics- excuse me for the pathetic quality of pics, thanks to clicking them while driving and my 2.0 megapix Samsung phone camera.
Buses from Dindoshi Bus Stop To CBD Depot (24 Hr format)
8.00, 8.33, 9.06, 9.35
10.12, 10.45, 11.15, 11.50
12.22 , 12.50, 13.23, 13.56
14.29, 15.02, 15.35, 16.08
16.40 , 17.15, 17.40, 18.15
18.46 , 19.19, 19.25, 20.25
21.00 , 21.35, 22.10, 22.30
Buses from CBD Bus Stand to Dindoshi Depot (24 Hr format)
6.10, 6.41, 7.00, 7.47
8.10, 8.40, 9.20, 9.57
10.25, 10.58, 11.31, 12.00
13.10, 13.37, 13.40, 14.15
14.50, 15.15, 15.50, 16.20
16.54, 17.30, 18.00, 18.35
19.10, 19.50, 20.05
Please note these timings where taken from NMMTs’ portal (http://www.nmmt.in/timetable.php?routeno=123), I do not take responsibility for anything that results from you referring to my blog and these timings.
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