Odisha: CRUT-MO BUS to launch a Freedom Monthly Pass on Independence Day


Bhubaneswar: August 14: CRUT-MO BUS will launch a Freedom Monthly Pass on Independence Day. The objective is to facilitate & benefit older generation travellers who are not tech savvy & needed an alternative to the mobile app & all school kids, college students, citizens without a smart phone who wanted to avail a monthly pass & the discount offered on line.

“Freedom Monthly Pass Kiosk”s will kick start on 15th Aug, 2019 from Master Canteen, Fire Station, Rasulgarh, Vani Vihar, KIIT (Big Bazaar) in Bhubaneswar near our Bus Depot & Bus Queue Shelters. The kiosks will be operational between 9AM to 7PM during official working days. Those who buy the monthly passes by 31st Aug, 2019 will not only get 25% discount on the fare, they will also earn 5 days extra validity. Even each of them will get a free ICICI Odyssey card as an Independence Day Gift. The travellers need to carry a stamp size photograph, Identity Card (Only PAN, Aadhar Card or Driving License is to be accepted) along with cash or card. The Freedom monthly passes are protected with a MO BUS QR Code & dynamic serial number series. The pass can be used by only the same person on whose name it is issued.

The ‘Odyssey City Card’ was launched in October 2018 by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in partnership with ICICI Bank and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), with an objective to introduce a Common Payment Card System (CPCS) in the city to enable citizens use a single payment option for their multi-purpose usage. The ‘Odyssey City Card’ helps residents to make quick and easy payments for an array of services like property tax, water bills, vehicle parking fees and for bus rides through Mo-Bus mobile application, under the Capital Region Urban Transport Services (CRUT), in a seamless manner. The card can also be used for making payments at retail merchant outlets enabled with POS machines across the country, as well as on e-commerce websites.

Arun Bothra, IPS, Managing Director, Capital Region Urban Transport said, ‘As an organisation we believe in digitisation however Freedom Physical monthly passes has been launched to facilitate our non-tech savvy passengers, so that they also can avail our offers & enjoy our services. Our team constantly take feedback from the passengers through all mediums of communications & work towards providing them world class services consistently aligned towards the safety & security of the citizens. The same endeavour will continue even in future.We are happy to note that ICICI Bank has partnered with us for this offering’.


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