View: In bullet trains era, Double Decker buses are a testament to design & durability
Mumbai's BEST has said it will acquire enough new double-deckers to keep its full fleet of 120, which should ensure around 100 on the roads on a regular basis.
Double-deckers have also been involved in some remarkable feats, like chase sequences in films (James Bond drives one in Live and Let Die) and a number of driving trips across the world.
In early January 1906, Bombay witnessed the ride of the first double-decker bus in India. It had been imported by the Western India Motor Company as a possible public transport solution for the city.Appropriately, given how double-deckers, first horse-drawn, then motor-powered, symbolised British transport innovation, the Times of India (ToI) reported that the driver on this initial run was a Mr England. ToI’s reporter noted the skill with which