Bhubaneswar: In accordance with the Odisha government order, Capital Region Urban Transport will resume Mo Bus service from Tuesday.
“Initially buses will ply in 7 routes of Capital Region from 7AM-7PM. To start with we will operate non-AC buses. We will keep adding more number of buses and routes over a period of time,” informed Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager, CRUT.
The buses will operate on the following routes to begin with.
No standing passenger will be allowed to travel in the buses. All the crew members have been instructed not to allow the passengers to board the buses in which all the seats are occupied.
She further added that wearing of mask is compulsory for all the passengers. “No mask, no entry. We appeal all the commuters to take precautions while they commute in MoBus. They are requested to carry sanitizers as well,” said Mahapatro.
Passengers are requested to tender exact change to purchase ticket in order to minimise cash transaction, Mahapatro added.
In the present scenario, it is imperative to use contactless method over cash to avoid human-to-human contact. “We intend to digitise the commute in the near future. Soon we will introduce QR code and tap & pay card to facilitate cashless transaction. This will allow a hassle-free and risk-free travel for the commuter in the times of COVID-19,” informed Mahapatro.
It may be noted that cleaning and disinfection of Mo buses are being done on daily basis as per standard procedure in the interest of passengers and staff deployed in the buses. On daily basis the cleanliness and hygiene of each and every bus will be verified by depot managers before they start their journey for the day.
“MoBus are being cleaned daily on the spots prone to spread a virus like seats, support poles, door handles, arm rest and bar handles with an alcohol-based disinfectants,”Mahapatra informed.