Odisha to set up CRUT by merging BBSR-Puri, Cuttack transport services

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, Odisha government decided to set up Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) by merging Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services and Cuttack Transport Services.

The proposal to set up new organisation to provide bus services was approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.

The new transport organisation will provide bus services in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri and Konark urban area.

The recommendation has also been made to constitute the Board of Directors of the new transport agency.

The board of director of CRUT will be headed by the Development Commissioner, a CMO press release said.

Besides, the secretaries of the Home, Commerce & Transport, Housing & Urban Development departments, transport commissioner, commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police, IG of police (Central Range), revenue commissioner (central), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) vice-chairman, chief executive officer of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited, Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) vice-chairman, Puri Konark Development Authority (PKDA) chairman and three other persons having knowledge in field of transport will be appointed as the members of the CRUT.

The CRUT will have Rs 1 crore as the paid-up capital with BDA and CDA having 60% and 20% share respectively.

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