Report by Suchismita Sahoo, Bhubaneswar: City bus service started on AIIMS-Bhubaneswar route from August 1. The service was flagged off by the Bhubaneswar MP Prasana Patasani.
Now four 40-seater buses will run to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar situated at Sijua on the city outskirts. These buses will ply between the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar at Sijua and Master Canteen Square via Vani Vihar, Acharya Vihar, Jayadev Vihar, Fire Station Square, Khandagiri and Aiginia.
The buses will run from 7am to 7pm on this route, which has been numbered Route-531. For the 16km distance from Master Canteen to AIIMS, the fare has been fixed at Rs 15. The decision to introduce four buses on this route came in the wake of increasing number of passengers commuting to and from AIIMS.