Bhubaneswar got its efficient city bus service in line with the metro cities of the country from 10th October, 2010. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Orissa Shri Naveen Patnaik formally launched the plying of a fleet of buses at Kalinga Stadium at Bhubaneswar.
A MoU was signed earlier between Bhubaneswar-Puri Road Transport Service Limited (BPTSL) and Dream Team-Sahara (DTS) for operationalising bus services in Bhubaneswar and Puri. A total of 100 buses are pressed into service in Bhubaneswar and 25 town buses would operate in Puri under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The city bus service is initiated under the PPP mode between BPTSL and DTS. The equity holders of the company are BMC (40%), BDA (40%),
OSRTC (10%), PKDA (5%) and Puri Municipality (5%).
The public transport system in the State capital got a facelift with the flagging off the much-awaited city bus service.