Suryakant Jena

The Odisha government on Friday launched electric Mo Bus and auto-rickshaw service for welfare of citizens and to ensure clean and green environment in Bhubaneswar.

Through the introduction of E-Rickshaws in Bhubaneswar, Mo E-Ride will provide first and last mile connectivity. Along with Zero Emission E-Ride, introduction of Zero Emission E-Buses which will ply under the brand name of Mo Bus will together promote Green Mobility and pave way for a sustainable future in Odisha Capital region.

Here are the important details you need to know:-

  1. The E-Buses will commence its operations in four of the existing Mo Bus routes. Intially, the E-buses will run on the routes 9,11,12 and 23.
  2. There will be 50 percent reservation for women as guides in Mo E-buses while 100 percent reservation for women, transgenders and disadvantaged people as sarathis of Mo E-Ride.
  3. In another important measure, the Capital Region Urban Transport has also introduced women Captains (drivers) for Mo Buses from today. 
  4. The fare for E-Bus will be the same as AC Mo Bus fare and concessions will be applicable in the same way as it is for Mo Bus.
  5. There will be an introductory flat fare of Rs.10- only for Mo Ride service for few months to understand the orientation of the commuters towards this new service. 
  6. For promoting the public to use E-Buses, CRUT will he providing free ride in its Mo E-Buses from 29 July to 31 July, 2022 to its commuters.

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