Bhubaneswar:18/11/18: After the successful launch of ‘Mo Bus’ public transport service on nine routes for Phase-I network on November 6, the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has decided to launch buses on six routes for Phase- II.
The first route is likely to be made operational on November 19. The routes have been finalised by the transport experts following analysis of the passenger behaviour and peak hour demand frequencies of the ‘Mo Bus’. The other five routes are likely to be made operational before Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018.
The Phase-II Network will start from Route Number 10 (21.5 km) on Monday. It will connect Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) to Nandankanan via KIIT Campus. The buses on the return route will touch Info City then back to the major corridor-Patia Square, Jaydev Vihar, Power House, moving onto Secretariat rear route, AG Square and then Airport Square and will reach BPIA. This route will be managed by 20 buses.
It can be mentioned here that while the Route No. 11 between Sikharchandi Vihar and Lingipur will cover 22.4 km, Route No. 12 between Sikharchandi Vihar and Airport will cover 14 km. Similarly Route No. 13 between Rasulgarh and Uttara will cover 12.6 km, Route No. 14 between Tamando and Rasulgarh will cover 18 km and Route No. 15 between Hi-Tech Medical College and Airport Square will cover 10 km.
One route at a time will be operational in phased manner. After analysis of coverage by Phase-I and Phase-II Networks, further route planning will be done by experts hired by CRUT.