MUMBAI URBAN TRANSPORT PROJECT (MUTP) IN BEST
Out of total estimated cost of Rs. 4526 Crs. of the
entire project, the BEST's component is Rs. 125 Crs. This
amount is to be used for -
1. Procurement of buses for replacement of overaged buses.
2. Technical Assistance for Institutional Restructuring &
Management Information System Study.
Out of Rs. 125 Crs., World Bank loan was Rs.118 crores and
BEST counterpart fund was Rs. 7 Crs. As against this, actual
cost will be Rs.106.26 Crs (i.e Rs.104.28 Crs. towards
buses + Rs.1.98 Crs towards consultancy as per tenders
1. Procurement of Buses : M/s. Ashok Leyland Ltd. was
awarded a contract for supply of 644 single decker buses
under MUTP. All these buses are EURO III standards. They are
more eco-friendly and more passenger friendly. All these
buses are received and pressed into service
2. Institutional Restructuring Study and Management
Information Study : TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.
was awarded the contract for Institutional Restructuring and
MIS study for BEST. The study has commenced from 19th
September, 2005. They have submitted their final report in
February 2007 which is being studied for implementation.