BEST will absorb petro hike, but autos may not

The steep hike in fuel prices will cause a dent of Rs 20 crore in the coffers of the BEST per year. However, the undertaking does not intend to tax BEST commuters any further with higher fares. "There would be no increase in the BEST bus fares,' said Uttam khobragade, General Manager, BEST undertaking. Meanwhile, the city's autorickshaw and taxi unions are adopting a wait and watch policy. At present, both unions have not expressed any plans to demand higher fares.