Mo Bus

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Mo Bus
Slogan"The Way We Move"
ParentCapital Region Urban Transport (CRUT)
Founded6 November 2018
HeadquartersBlock 1, 2nd Floor, BMC Bhawani Mall, Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
LocaleBhubaneswar, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri
Service areaOdisha
Service typeIntelligent Public Transport System (IPTS)
AllianceBhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA)
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC)
#MoBhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL)
Routes25
Stops83
Destinations25
Hubs7
Stations10
Fleet310
Daily ridership60,000
Fuel type
OperatorCapital Region Urban Transport (CRUT)
Chief executiveR Balakrishnan
Websitewww.capitalregiontransport.in

Mo Bus is a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), a special purpose vehicle (SPV), formed under Housing and Urban Development Department of the Government of Odisha operates a fleet of 310 buses to and from the capital. The buses currently operate in two phases, another phase would be established, covering all major destinations across the Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri and Khordha.[1] The service was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on 6 November 2018.

Features[edit]

The buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, closed circuit television cameras, online ticketing systems and a smartphone application.[2] Automated fare collection system is also there for commuters in the form of the Odyssey City Card.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

Bus Que Shelters[edit]

Back-lit display signage board with city map, seating arrangements, poly-carbonate semitransparent roof cover, dustbins, vertical signage posts including Global Positioning System (GPS) based public information system showing real time information of the plying Mo Buses are featured in the Bus Que Shelters (BQS). The public information system (PIS) is linked to the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited.[4]

Depots[edit]

Currently, Mo Bus uses three bus depots for its operations.

  • Bhagabanpur
  • Patia
  • Pokhariput

Terminals[edit]

There are ten existing terminals which is currently being used by Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) for Mo Bus operations i.e. Master Canteen Terminal, Khurdha New Bus Stand, Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, Sai Mandir, Kalinga Vihar, Mancheswar, Ranasinghpur, Chaikesani, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Kalinga Nagar.

OD Terminals[edit]

The Origin Destination (OD) Terminals are state-of-the-art bus terminals to be developed by Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) for the origins and destinations of the routes established. Currently, OD Terminals are set up in four locations i.e. Chandrasekharpur, Ghatikia, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, and Nandankanan Zoological Park.[5]

Routes[edit]

Route Terminal A Terminal B
10 Biju Patnaik Park Biju Patnaik International Airport
10AC Biju Patnaik Park Biju Patnaik International Airport
10S Biju Patnaik Park Jaydev Vihar Interchange
10S AC Biju Patnaik Park Jaydev Vihar Interchange
11 Shikharchandi Vihar Lingipur
11AC Shikharchandi Vihar Lingipur
12 Nandankanan Zoological Park Master Canteen Terminal
12AC Nandankanan Zoological Park Master Canteen Terminal
16 Master Canteen Terminal Biju Patnaik Park
17 Biju patnaik international Airport Barabati Stadium
17 AC Biju Patnaik international Airport Barabati Stadium
16AC Biju Patnaik Park Master Canteen Terminal
16AS Sainik School Square Master Canteen Terminal
16AS AC Sainik School Square Master Canteen Terminal
16S Sainik School Square Master Canteen Terminal
16S AC Sainik School Square Master Canteen Terminal
20 Master Canteen Terminal Khordha via Vani Vihar
21 Master Canteen Terminal Khordha via OUAT
22 Master Canteen Terminal Khordha via Jatani
23 Master Canteen Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital
24 Sai Temple Kalinga Vihar
25 Mancheswar Dumduma
26 Chakeisaini Dumduma
27 Master Canteen Terminal All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar
28 Master Canteen Terminal Kalinga Nagar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mo Bus Network Map". Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik takes a ride on the Mo Bus". Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "About Odyssey Card". ICICI Bank. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Mo Bus Bus Que Shelters". Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT). Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Mo Bus OD Terminals". Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT). Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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