CRUT-MO BUS to launch freedom monthly pass this Independence Day

Bhubaneswar: This Independence Day, CRUT-MO BUS will launch a freedom monthly pass.

The objective is to facilitate and benefit older generation travellers who are not tech-savvy and needed an alternative to the mobile app and all school kids, college students, citizens without a smartphone who wanted to avail a monthly pass and the discount offered online.

Freedom Monthly Pass Kiosks will kick start on August 15 from Master Canteen, Fire Station, Rasulgarh, Vani Vihar, KIIT (Big Bazaar) in Bhubaneswar near Bus Depot and Bus Queue Shelters.

The kiosks will be operational between 9 AM to 7 PM during official working days.

Those who buy the monthly passes by August 31 will not only get 25% discount on the fare, they will also earn 5 days extra validity. Even each of them will get a free ICICI Odyssey card as an Independence Day Gift. The travellers need to carry a stamp size photograph, Identity Card (Only PAN, Aadhar Card or Driving License is to be accepted) along with cash or card.

The Freedom monthly pass is protected with a MO BUS QR Code & dynamic serial number series. The pass can be used by only the same person on whose name it is issued.

The ‘Odyssey City Card’ was launched in October 2018 by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in partnership with ICICI Bank and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), with an objective to introduce a Common Payment Card System (CPCS) in the city to enable citizens use a single payment option for their multi-purpose usage.

The ‘Odyssey City Card’ helps residents to make quick and easy payments for an array of services like property tax, water bills, vehicle parking fees and for bus rides through Mo-Bus mobile application, under the Capital Region Urban Transport Services (CRUT), in a seamless manner. The card can also be used for making payments at retail merchant outlets enabled with POS machines across the country, as well as on e-commerce websites.

Arun Bothra, Managing Director, Capital Region Urban Transport said, “As an organization, we believe in digitization. However, freedom physical monthly passes have been launched to facilitate our non-tech savvy passengers, so that they also can avail our offers and enjoy our services.”