Bhubaneswar:18/1/19 OdishaChief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off Air Conditioned Deluxe bus services with a fleet of 23 carriages, connecting Phulbani, Rourkela, Bhawanipatna, Bhanjanagar, Rajgangpur, Rajkhariar, Gorumahisani and Burla with Bhubaneswar. Passengers will be able to avail facilities like free WiFi, CCTV surveillance, mobile charging including GPS tracking and drinking water bottles onboard. Tickets for the bueses can be booked online or through the mobile app.
Four VOLVO buses also launched for plying from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata and Paradeep to Vijaywada. At present, 429 OSRTC buses operational in all 30 districts and on 43 interstate routes covering Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. OSRTC had led by example by plying increased number of buses in Left Wing Extremism affected districts for maximum benefit to people.
Total 27 buses have been purchased at expenses of Rs 16 crore for the transport service. The buses feature free WiFi, mobile charging, CCTV camera and vehicle tracking system as well as drinking water facility.
The tickets can be booked online for the journey on the buses.
Currently, total 429 buses from the OSRTC are plying in all 30 districts. Besides, another 43 buses are in the service to various cities of neighbouring States — Andhra, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh — from Odisha.
Meanwhile, the OSRTC will build five new bus stands in Jeypore, Balangir, Angul, Bamara and Odagaon. Besides, 25 existing bus stands will be renovated and 50 bus stand projects on the cards in blocks.