16 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, CRUT-MO BUS launched the Freedom Monthly Pass aiming to benefit older generation travellers, citizens without a smart phone, who are not tech savvy and needed an alternative to the mobile app.
“Freedom Monthly Pass Kiosks" were kickstarted on 15th Aug, 2019 from Master Canteen, Fire Station, Rasulgarh, Vani Vihar, KIIT (Big Bazaar) in Bhubaneswar near Bus Depot & Bus Queue Shelters. The kiosks will be operational between 9AM to 7PM during official working days.
Freedom Monthly Bhubaneswar Pass: Unlimited rides on all MO BUS routes within the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area. Monthly-AC: ? 900 & Monthly-Non AC: ? 600 Freedom Monthly Magic Pass: It allows unlimited rides on all the MO BUS operational routes within the MO BUS service area. Monthly-AC: ? 1800 & Monthly-Non AC: ? 1200
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 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’ 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. We are happy to note that ICICI Bank has partnered with us for this offering."