Initiatives of CRUT in view of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

Bhubaneswar: Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT)’s transit services have become the most preferred mode of public transport, the way CRUT drastically eased the daily commuting needs of the citizenry.

CRUT’s ‘Mo Bus’ has become the mobility lifeline in its service areas since its inception. Recently, the Mo Bus service was launched in the smart city of Rourkela to ensure its citizens and tourists can experience seamless mobility service, especially during the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023.

CRUT has been an integral part of the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 by providing its much-loved transit services to help citizens and tourists commute easily within the city of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela and its connecting places.

Recently in view of FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, CRUT has added 15 more E-Buses to its fleet of Mo Bus in Bhubaneswar which is plying in various routes from January 12, 2023. Ten more e-Buses will soon be added in Bhubaneswar to meet the increasing demand of the public.

In order to encourage people to choose public transport over private vehicles and also to curb the traffic in the process, CRUT announced that citizens of Bhubaneswar with valid ticket/pass for the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 match can commute in Mo Bus free of cost in its Special Shuttle Services on the date mentioned on the ticket/pass.

The Hockey Special Shuttle Service will ply from 13th to 29th January 2023 in three different routes in Bhubaneswar covering the Kalinga Stadium as well as the city festival – dotFest.

CRUT is already known for its unique initiatives on social and gender inclusiveness and now to add on to the list is one of its kind initiatives called ‘Heritage on Mo e-Ride’ which has been exclusively planned for the citizens and tourists for the duration of the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023.

Heritage on Mo e-Ride will be like a hop-on hop-off service plying in a circular loop covering the iconic places and heritage sites of the Ekamra Kshetra (old town of Bhubaneswar) in the e-Rickshaws of CRUT, popularly known as Mo e-Ride.

In order to promote the local heritage and encourage citizens and tourists to experience the rich Odia culture, Heritage on Mo E-Ride service has been declared free of cost from 13th to 29th January 2023 and the timings would be from 7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 5 pm.

Detailed information on the Hockey Special Mo Bus Shuttle Service, Heritage on Mo e-Ride and the regular schedule of Mo Bus is available on the official social media handles of CRUT.

“With the host city preparing for hockey and city activation taking place to engage citizens and raise awareness on hockey. Every day in the city feels like a celebration. Keeping all of this in mind and in order to assist tourists and locals in commuting easily to experience all that the city has to offer during the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup, CRUT has designed initiatives that will ensure commuters to ride comfortably and affordably. I hope that people will participate in the initiatives and use Mo Bus and Mo E-Ride as their mode of transportation.” CRUT Managing Director Vijay Amruta Kulange stated.

“It makes me happy that team CRUT has come up with initiatives that will assist citizens in their commute with special shuttle services during the hockey festivities, as well as give tourists and locals the opportunity to experience the city’s beautiful heritage sites for free through Heritage on Mo e-Ride. We also added new routes and 15 e-Buses for hockey, which will soon be increased to 25 due to increased public demand. I hope people are encouraged to participate in the initiatives, as CRUT is always at your service.” said CRUT General Manager Ms Dipti Mahapatro.

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