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Bhubaneswar: Technology-driven, citizen friendly Mo bus service of The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) celebrated first anniversary on Wednesday at Jayadev Bhawan. Hon’ble Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Expressing happiness about the smart safe, smart, and affordable service of Mo Bus, Chief Minister, said that Mo Bus has become a major mass transit facility in the Capital Region. “It is heartening to see citizens opting for Mo Bus for their commute.”
Shri Naveen Patnaik further said “When the traffic congestion, pollution is increasing across the nation, Public transport is the solution to deal with it & minimise it.”
Earlier Chief Minister took a ride in Mo Bus from Biju Patnaik Airport Square to Jayadev Bhawan along with the citizens of Bhubaneswar.
On this occasion, Chief Minister unveiled the name of Mo Bus Mascot – MOBBY (Mo Bus for Better You).A contest was organised on social media in the month of October to find the name for the mascot. There was an overwhelming response by the followers on various social media platforms. Ahwan Paikray, city based professional won the contest.
Shri Pratap Jena, Minister of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Housing & Urban Development, Law, Shri G. Mathi Vathanan, Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development and Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) were also present on the occasion.
Shri G. Mathi Vathanan also congratulated the guides, captains for the success of Mo Bus operations. He had spoken about the challenges faced and how the team still has overcome all hurdles. Even though at times the buses had lesser passengers yet the service continued non-stop without being worried about it as the main objective is providing service to the people & ensuring affordable transport solution.
Shri Subroto Bagchi highlighted steps taken by OSDA under the Skilled in Odisha banner that the programme to train the staff of MO BUS is a unique programme being piloted in the state of Odisha. There is no such skill development across the nation & it is one of its kind. The conductor & guide doesn’t take you to just a destination rather they become part of purpose.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pratap Jena said it is heartening to see that Mo bus has more daily passengers than Uttar Pradesh public transport daily riders. I congratulate the hard working team at CRUT who had been constantly working towards excellence. He also shared how the honourable Chief Minister has a vision of safe, affordable smart commute solution & how the state government is working towards making it better daily.
Speaking on the occasion, Arun Bothra, Managing Director of CRUT said that the first year journey Mo Bus was challenging as learning experience for CRUT Team. We reached 1 lakh ridership in a short span of time, less than a year of starting the operation of Mo Bus. . Credit for this milestone goes to the riders who have trusted in us from the beginning of service and gave us constant feedback for improvement.
Later, Dipti Mahapatro, GM (P &A) gave vote of thanks.

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