In anticipation of the crowds during the Men’s Hockey World Cup, which is set to take place from January 13 to January 29 of the following year, the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) will add 40 more electric buses to its present fleet.
A brief about CRUT To add before the hockey world cup 40 more electric buses in Odisha:
40 new electric buses operated by “Mo Bus” services are expected to arrive about two weeks prior to the quadrennial world championship, according to sources.
With daily service to Puri, 10 e-buses are currently running in the capital alongside traditional (diesel) buses in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. All amenities, including improved seats and CCTV cameras, will be available on the e-buses.
The estimated daily ridership will reach three lakhs with the addition of 40 buses. With 2.54 lakh daily riders, the CRUT saw its highest ridership ever. We have prepared all the necessary infrastructure for maintaining and charging more buses. One charging station is currently operational in Chandrasekharpur, and another will soon be built in Pokhariput, according to a report quoting CRUT general manager Dipti Mohapatra.
The adoption of e-buses was the Odisha government’s first significant effort to encourage green transportation with the approval of the Electric Motor Vehicle Policy, in 2021.
In order to make Bhubaneswar an eco-friendly city with lower carbon emissions, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 50 e-rickshaws and 10 electric buses on July 29.