Bhubaneswar: After a brief hiatus of 14 days on account of COVID19 lockdown, the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has resumed the ‘Mo Bus’ service from Tuesday.
As per the public-transit agency, the services would be limited to only non-AC buses in eight routes i.e route no -11, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 and 33 from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Routes in detail:
Route 11- Nandan Vihar to Lingipur
Route 16- Master Canteen to Biju Patnaik Park, Cuttack
Route 18- Baramunda to Jagatpur
Route 20- Master Canteen to Khordha (Via Vani Vihar)
Route 23- Master Canteen to SUM hospital
Route 25- Dumduma to Mancheswar
Route 27- Master Canteen to AIIMS
Route 33-Master Canteen to Pipili
Complying with the existing weekend lockdown guidelines in Bhubaneswar, CRUT has also decided to keep its busses off the roads on every weekend in August as well.
It is worth mentioning here that, ‘Mo Bus’ had resumed its service on May 26 but had to stop again on July 17 after Odisha government announced a lockdown in 4 high-caseload districts, including Khurda, and Rourkela Municipal Corporation. Though, to facilitate movement of incoming passengers from Airport and Railway Station, shuttle services were made available during this 14-day lockdown.
The bus services will be resumed with following stipulations:
-NO mask, NO entry
-NO standing passenger inside the bus
-Passengers should carry sanitisers
-Passengers to be encouraged make online payments
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)