Gender-Responsive Public Service: CRUT Bags UN Award For Mo Bus

Bhubaneswar: Citizen-friendly Mo Bus service of the Capital Region of Odisha has won an International Award. Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) which runs Mo Bus has been honored with the 2022 United Nations Public Service Awards in the category of “Promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs” for the initiative “Mo Bus” on 22nd June 2022.

The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide.

CRUT bagged this award for its contribution and development of public transport, achieving sustainable development goals and promoting gender- responsive public services. The vision to provide excellence in public transit service and the continuous effort it has put in the improvement of the State’s Capital Region’s urban mobility system has been applauded in the international forum. CRUT through its well-organized public administration and has not only made the state of Odisha proud but the entire nation.

Through its Mo Bus service, CRUT has demonstrated excellence in serving the public interest of not only its commuters but also paved the way for the creation of employment opportunities, especially for women. CRUT has set a benchmark in reaching new milestones and helping everyone to move towards a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable way of life. Citizens are eagerly looking forward to the full-fledged service of CRUT’s one of its kind initiative – Mo E-Ride where women and transgender are driving the E-Rickshaws and the launch of Electric Mo Buses.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling and a matter of pride to receive an International Award and achieving various milestones in urban mobility sector of not only the State, but the nation. We are grateful to the State Government and commuters for their unwavering trust on us. Such recognition motivates us to serve better each day and come up with new innovations”, said Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager (P & A), CRUT.

Newly appointed CRUT MD Vijay Amruta Kulange congratulated the CRUT team on receiving the International Award and envisioned to strengthen the Mo Bus Services in the coming days. He also appreciated the good work done so far.