Bhubaneswar: The Phase-II of Mo Bus will be launched here Monday.
Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), the special purpose vehicle to manage the pan-city transport system has decided to launch buses on six routes for the Phase- II Network. One route at a time will be operational in a phased manner.
The Mo Bus Phase- I Network has nine routes accordingly the Phase-II Network will start from Route Number 10 covering 21.5 km.
The said route 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. The 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.
After analysis of coverage by Phase-I and Phase-II networks, further route planning will be done by experts hired by CRUT.
The first route of Phase-II is likely to be made operational November 19 itself. 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 World Cup Hockey-2018.
It may be mentioned here that the first phase of Mo Bus was launched November 6.