Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) along with the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) and Tata Community Initiative Trust (TCIT) has initiated an ambitious journey to transform the drivers and conductors of the ‘Mo Bus’ into iconic ‘mobility ambassadors’ of Bhubaneswar.
The initiative is envisaged to be benchmarked with the iconic Black Cab of London.
Under the programme 1,600 captains (drivers) and bus-guides (conductors) will undergo an intensive technology enabled training programme designed and delivered by the Tata Community Initiative Trust (TCIT).
The programme aimed at transforming ‘Mo Bus’ Captains and Bus-guides into ambassadors of Bhubaneswar so as to create an enjoyable experience for local passengers and tourists alike. The Government of Odisha intends to set new benchmarks in public transport service delivery where the Captain and Guides are also doubling up as a city guide and delighting the customer with the overall ride experience.
The inauguration of the pilot batch training consisting of 50 captains and guides from “Mo-Buses” was held here on Monday.
OSDA Chairman Subroto Bagchi, Skill Development and Technical Education Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh, CRUT MD Dr Krishan Kumar, OSDA CEO Rajesh Prabhakar Patil, Tata STRIVE Chief Operation Officer Anita Rajan graced the inaugural event.