MO Bus service is listed for the UN’s prestigious public service award. Odisha’s public transport service MO bus was installed on November 6, 2018, by the Odisha’s Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), with a total number of 289 buses running across the capital.
Facts about the MO Bus service
There is a total 289 number of MO Buses running in between Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Puri. The bus starts from 5 am and run till 10 pm, ensuring every commuter’s safe journey to their respective destination.
The MO Bus installment was the increase in the number of private vehicles in the capital, which directly or indirectly increased the pollution rate in the Smart City Bhubaneswar. Secondly, to provide affordable, timely, no-congestion, and safer rides to the commuters.
The MO Bus is specially designed with smart technologies like onboard WiFi service, digital announcements of the stops, surveillance cameras, and e- ticketing.
It provides affordable pocket-friendly rides from Rs 5 to Rs 55 in Non-AC Buses and Rs 5 to Rs 70 in AC buses.
MO bus contributes 60% of the intra-city traveling population, which contributes to fuel-saving and reduced air pollution in the city. The MO bus has 50% of its conductors of women category, which creates a positive environment for the women traveling on the bus. And 100 % of the MO E-Ride drivers are women, transgender people, and people from disadvantaged communities.
CRUT has increased the women’s participation in the MO bus project, which shows the Naveen government’s picturization of women empowerment in the true sense in the state.
In 2019, CRUT was conferred with a special award by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and got much recognition from the country and the world for the project.
Further in a conference, the MO bus project of Odisha was exemplified by a minister in a ministerial meeting held at Lucknow.
The UN now recognizes MO Bus for its smart transport service technology, service benchmarking, and customer satisfaction.
MO bus project has been recognized for its role in achieving clause number 8. of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals target for promoting gender-responsive public services. And now, by the UN, the MO bus project is highlighted, giving an example to the world and making the recipient of the UN’s prestigious public service award.