Soon, BEST to power its bus depots with solar energy
MUMBAI: Taking a leap towards conservation of energy, the BEST has decided to experiment with the use of solar powerto provide electricity to its 25 bus depots across the city.
BEST incurs a huge power bill, which runs into lakhs of rupees annually, at the bus depots-especially in the western and eastern suburbs. “Electricity is needed to light up the depot almost round the clock, to run various equipment to maintain and clean buses and at the various offices within the depots,” a senior official said. The administration has now decided to install solar energy panels at three depots in the suburbs on an experimental basis. “We will gradually shift to solar energy at all the depots,” the official stated.