Bhubaneswar: MoBus crew and commuters were in for a surprise when they saw ‘Yamraj and ‘Chitragupta’ in MoBus on Saturday.
As part of 32nd Road Safety Awareness Month, three of the crew members dressed up as God of death and his registrar of Karma to disseminate various road safety messages among the MoBus Captains.
Yamraj and Chitragupta travelled in various routes, handed crew and travellers leaflet describing the road safety rules. The crew members were sensitised to wear seat belt, halt at designated stops, avoid drunken driving and talking on mobiles while on duty. They were also asked to maintain lane discipline.
Commuters were requested by Yamraj and Chitragupta to report any traffic violation by the Crew when they notice any while travelling in MoBus.
“It is a good attempt by CRUT to sensitise their own crew members to follow the traffic rules, “said Bishnu Behera, a senior citizen who was travelling in one of the buses.
“Obeying traffic rules should be the responsibility of all concerned. Every day a group of ten captains are counselled about dos and don’ts of traffic rule before they go on duty,” said Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager, CRUT.
Following the mythological route, we decided to do an effective awareness campaign inside MoBus, Mahapatro added.
She further said, “As the normalcy prevails, our ridership has also increased gradually. At present 169buses are operating on 25 routes with around 85,000 footfall daily. We are hopeful; soon we will have more than 1 lakh commuters per day”.