Odisha will soon have its exclusive Rajdhani bus service, which will connect state capital Bhubaneswar with all the district headquarters.
The buses will be air-conditioned and equipped with TV, public address system, Wi-Fi, radio and push back seats. The buses will start operating by October-end.
For the bus service to be launched by the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), the State Government has sanctioned Rs 40 crore towards procuring new buses. In the first phase, about 30 buses will be procured.
Rajdhani bus services will be helpful for people visiting Bhubaneswar frequently for personal and official work. Once the service commences, passengers will reach Bhubaneswar in the morning and can return in the night.
For the purpose, bus bays will be developed at several places in the State. Each bay will have space to park three to four vehicles and passenger amenities like drinking water, waiting halls, washrooms and tea stalls among others.
The buses, which will be rolled out in the first phase, will also be used to transport the players during the Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled in Bhubaneswar this year.