In 1904 British Electric Traction Company (England) applied for a license to supply electricity to the city. Finally, after years of debate, the company came to a decision on 10 February 1926, to start a bus service later that year.
The "Brush Electrical Engineering Company" was its agent. Bombay saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afghan Church and Crawford Market.
In 1937, the introduction of double-decker buses proved to be extremely popular.
Pursuant to the option given to it under the deed of concession granted to the Bombay Electric Supply and Tramways Co.
1873 as Bombay Tramway Company Limited (Horsecar) ---- 1905 as Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Company Limited (BEST) (Tramways and Electricity) ---- 1947 as Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) (Transport and Electricity) ---- 1995 as Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) (Transport and Electricity) The Bombay Electric Supply And Transport (BEST) Undertaking is the civic transport and electricity provider public body based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.