Mo Bus services which had gone off road following the enforcement of lockdown, hastened by the Covid19 pandemic situation, will resume regular operation from July 19, the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) informed on Thursday.
“Regular #MoBus Bus service will resume from 19.07.21, Monday. Further details will be shared later,” CRUT informed through a tweet.
The public transport provider further said bus services for incoming passengers will continue from railway station to Cuttack and Khordha even on weekend shutdown from Friday to Sunday. Shuttle service will be available from airport to railway station.
Earlier in the day, the Odisha government allowed intra-state public transport by buses throughout the State as part of graded unlocking process.
However, inter-state bus services will remain suspended till 6 AM of August 1, 2021. Moreover, bus operations to Puri town will also remain suspended till midnight of July 25,2021 in view of Rath Yatra.
However, as per the relaxed guidelines, though the operation of bus services will resume, the buses have been barred from taking standing passengers. They will ply with maximum seating capacity only, the guidelines added.
Moreover, as an incentive to private bus operators who run a massive fleet of around 14,000 buses in the State, the government announced exemption of MV taxes for the month of July on account of the losses they had incurred due to the lockdown. Earlier, the government had also announced tax exemption for the previous months ever since the lockdown came to force this year.