Winter Gift Extended, Slashed Fare Of AC Mo Buses To Continue Till March

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Bhubaneswar: The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has decided to extend the reduced fares of its fleet of AC buses under Mo Bus services by two more months.

The 38 per cent slashed ticket prices of AC Mo Buses, introduced in December last year, will continue till March 31.

The decision was taken at a meeting held here on Wednesday in presence of CRUT MD Arun Bothra.

“There has been an overwhelming response after reduction of AC ticket fares and rationalisation of the overall fare structure. In November, our ridership was around 84,000 and the revenue was around Rs 11.75 lakh. The consistent faith of commuters in Mo Bus led to the rise in ridership and revenue in January with an average of 1 lakhs passengers and Rs 12 laks per day,” said CRUT General Manager Dipti Mahapatro.

While the revenue had dropped by 1 per cent in December as compared to November, a consistent growth of 5 per cent was seen till date as compared to December 2019, Mahapatro added.

She further informed that there was a 22 per cent boost in AC ridership in December.

“While 4.3 lakh people travelled in AC Mo Bus in November, 5.5 lakh footfall was recorded in December. In January, the growth has been a consistent 9 per cent in AC Mo Bus ridership. As January 27, 4.7 lakh people have traveled in AC Buses,” she added.

 

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