Odisha’s CRUT Gets Award of Excellence for Innovations in Urban Transport during COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government-operated Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has bagged the Award of Excellence for its innovations in urban transport during COVID-19 pandemic.

The award has been given by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs on the occasion of 13th Urban Mobility India Conference 2020 held on Monday.

“CRUT addressed their social responsibility during the pandemic by bringing facilities to doorstep by converting neighborhood bus stops into vegetable vending zones and providing ‘Grocery on wheels. With the development of mobile apps like Mo Bus-Mo Story and Games of Mo Bus, the agency educated and sensitized the commuters. The organization brought much needed shift to digital payments by using “Mo Card’ for cashless and contactless ticketing”, the Ministry said.

CRUT is pioneer in taking the initiative of Bus Pathshala, a unique measure for providing virtual training to more than 1200 bus crew and staff members of CRUT & OSRTC on crucial aspects of safe and eco-sensitive driving, female safety and customer friendly approach, it added.

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