Odisha: 140 CRUT buses on road, 50 more to be added to the fleet soon

Bhubaneswar: Fighting all odds Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) authorities have restored city bus services on 19 routes out of 20. While 140 buses are running in these routes, the company is trying hard to have 190 buses for the use of citizens by Tuesday.
As the city was massively hit by the severe cyclonic storm Fani, the absence of the network caused a serious handicap. But fighting all odds the technical experts are running the buses as the ticketing machines are SIM-based and requires network to sync the information as well as power to charge these machines. In addition, the depots and origin and destination (OD) terminals are yet to get power and water supply which makes it harder to start the morning services on time.
A senior CRUT official added that Route. No. 31 from Hitech Medical College to Bhubaneswar Railway Station (Master Centeen) is the only route remaining to be restored as the bridge collapsed during Fani Cyclone on this route. All other 19 routes are functioning smoothly with the tiring efforts of all staff of CRUT.