Mumbai: With the memories of last year's floods still fresh in the minds of Mumbai residents, the authorities are initiating several steps this year, including installing public telephones and FM radios in BEST buses.

"Keeping in mind last July's situation, when people were stuck in buses for days together, we have decided to install PCOs in the 3,247 buses BEST operates daily," officials said here.

"With the help of the FM radios, passengers will remain in touch with the outside world and get constant updates on the weather and traffic situation ," BEST spokesman A. S. Tamboli said here.