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 Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) 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 CRUT and DTS. The equity holders of the company are BMC (40%), BDA (40%), OSRTC (10%), PKDA (5%) and Puri Municipality (5%).
In order to ensure a complete transformation of the urban public transport scenario in the city and its hinterland through use of smart technology, service benchmarking and customer satisfaction, Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) rolled out its new buses under the brand name of MO BUS. The service was launched on November 6, 2018 to provide reliable and safe transportation connecting neighbourhoods. The focus is not only to focus on customer service, employee development and technology but also to provide the best public transportation possible and continue to improve the quality of life.
The public transport system in the State capital got a facelift with the flagging off the much-awaited MO BUS service.