Bhubaneswar: Mo Bus, the city public transport sevice of Odisha capital Bhubaneswar has bagged Unied Nation’s Public Service Award for 2022.
Announced on Wednesday, Mo Bus Service is one of the 10 receipents of the UN Award for public service for 2022.
Mo Bus was recognised for its role in “promoting gender-responseive public services to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Flagged off by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in 2018, Mo Bus is the public transit services in the city to provide an integrated, reliable and inclusive public bus service system.
Mo Bus has Incorporated real time technologies like live tracking, travel planner and e-ticketing, and an e-rickshaw system (MoE-Ride) has been introduced as a feeder service.
Mo Bus conductors comprises of 50% women and 100% MoE Ride drivers are women.
About 57% of the city’s commuters now use the Mo Bus. MoE-Ride is estimated to reduce pollution by 30-50%.