Mumbai: Taking note of a picture of a red car with BEST logo and a mention of “BEST Electric Taxi” doing rounds on various social media platforms since the last few days, the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) on Thursday categorically stated that no such service has been started from its end and appealed to all not to believe in such rumours.“Clarification: Regarding viral photo in circulation of an electric cab showing it as BEST vehicle #fakenews #bestupdates,” BEST Bus Transport tweeted.READ: Indian Railways All Set To Run Vista Dome Tourist Special Train In North-Bengal From Aug 28 – Check Details
The BEST in a statement said it has caused a lot of confusion in the minds of Mumbaikars.The civic transport and electricity provider public body added the people are having questions whether BEST has started this service or plans to have it in future.Stating that no such service has been started nor does it look plausible in the near future, the BEST said: “Therefore, we appeal to the citizens and journalists not to believe in such rumours.”The statement came as a post stating that BEST has started a new electric taxi in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area has been doing the rounds on social media.ALSO READ: Alert! Kejriwal Govt To Ban Plying Of 10-Year-Old Diesel And 15-Year-Old Petrol Vehicles In Delhi-NCR“BEST has started this new electric Taxi in Ghatkopar. 4.5rs. per km.,” tweeted one user.