E -Bus, E-Rickshaw service kicks off in Bhubaneswar

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Insight Bureau:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off battery-operated Buses and Rickshaws in Bhubaneswar.

In the first phase, 10 E-Buses and 50 E-Rickshaws will ferry passengers while the number of e-buses will be increased to 50 in the coming days with an aim to reduce air pollution in the city.

E -Bus, E-Rickshaw service kicks off in Bhubaneswar

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Emphasizing gender equality, 50% women have been appointed as guides while e-rickshaws will be driven by women and transgenders.

While there are 30 seats in each bus, the seats reserved for women are marked in pink.

E -Bus, E-Rickshaw service kicks off in Bhubaneswar

It is pertinent to mention here that 255 Diesel buses are currently operating under the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT).

E-Buses are now plying in the capital city starting with Mo Bus route numbers 9, 11, 12 and 23. People can get a free ride on 29th, 30th & 31st July, 2022, informed CRUT.

E -Bus, E-Rickshaw service kicks off in Bhubaneswar

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