New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): CRUT, the Capital Region Urban Transport operating Mo Bus services in Bhubaneswar, has garnered significant recognition at the esteemed 16th Urban Mobility India Awards 2023, organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The organization was honored with the prestigious 'Running Trophy for the State/UT' award, a testament to its outstanding execution of the best urban transport project in the preceding year.
The award acknowledges CRUT's pivotal role in reshaping the urban transport landscape in India by implementing a holistic approach to revenue assurance and introducing innovative methodologies. CRUT's dedication to enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of mobility solutions has been applauded and commended by the Ministry.
Expressing gratitude for the honor, CRUT affirmed its commitment to advancing urban transport in Odisha, emphasizing the unwavering support of the State Government in their endeavors. The accolade serves as a source of motivation to serve the citizens with enhanced dedication and efficiency.
Shri Arun Bothra, an IPS officer and the Managing Director of CRUT, accepted the 16th UMI 2023 Award during the prestigious ceremony held in Delhi.
Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, extended heartfelt congratulations to CRUT, acknowledging their exceptional performance in implementing strategic initiatives and efficient operational plans. He emphasized CRUT's role in minimizing government subsidies and driving significant growth in ridership, positioning the organization as a pioneer in the realm of urban transport across the nation.
The recognition of CRUT with the Running Trophy for executing the best urban transport projects in the previous year reflects the trust and confidence placed in the organization's capabilities and contributions.
The Managing Director of CRUT actively participated in a panel discussion chaired by the Secretary of MoHUA, Government of India, during the 16th UMI conference in Delhi. The panel shed light on the integration of the Indian mobility ecosystem with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), highlighting the state government's commitment under the 5T initiative toward establishing a digitized, efficient, resilient, and sustainable urban mobility ecosystem.