Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off Rajdhani AC buses from Bhubaneswar, connecting the state capital to various district headquarters in Odisha.
Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) has introduced 23 new AC Deluxe buses and four VOLVO buses with a cost of Rs 16 crores.
Initially, 23 A/C Deluxe buses will ply in 11 routes: Bhubaneswar-Phulbani, Bhubaneswar-Rourkela, Bhubaneswar-Bhawanipatna, Bhubaneswar-Bhanjanagar, Bhubaneswar-Rajgangpur (via Sundargarh), Bhubaneswar-Rajkhariar (via Balangir), Bhubaneswar-Gorumahisani (via Karanjia) and Bhubaneswar-Burla (via Sambalpur).
Rest of the districts will be covered very shortly. Similarly, the VOLVO buses will help in inter-state commute. It will ferry passengers between Bhubaneswar to Kolkata in West Bengal and Paradip to Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
The buses will come laced with features such as free wi-fi, CCTV, mobile charging including GPS tracking. Drinking water bottles will be served onboard. The tickets for Rajdhani Express can be booked online and through Mobile app on smart phones.
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