Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana

A flagship programme namely "Rural Transport Connectivity Scheme (renamed as Biju Goan Gadi Yojana)" was launched by the State Government in the year 2013-14 with the objective to ensure public transport connectivity to un-serviced under serviced, scheduled and backward areas including LWE areas. The scheme was included under priority area agenda of Government during November 2015 aiming at providing stage carriage connectivity to all the unconnected Gram Panchayats of the State. Accordingly in principle, every Gram Panchayat is now considered as a unit wherein assured services are being extended.

The scheme has been implemented in 3 phases across the State covering all 30 districts. The Department has outlined criteria for smooth implementation of the scheme across all geographies of the State, broadly.

  • Permitting small passenger (7-32 seater) vehicles under the scheme.
  • Conditional exemption of Road tax, Permit Fees & interest subsidy on vehicle loan.
  • Formation of Block / Sub-Division / District level committees for timely implementation and effective monitoring of the scheme.

A fleet of 556 BGGY vehicles are in operation under the scheme as on 31" March, 2019. Out of 6802 GPs in the State, 6750 GPs are connected through BGGY vehicles and also with stage carriages.

Table-1: Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana | District-wise achievement on plying of vehicles

Sl. No. District RTO Total no. of GPS No. of Vehicles Plying
1 Angul Angul 150 0
Talcher 75 1
2 Balasore Balasore 360 8
3 Baragarh Baragarh 254 0
4 Bhadrak Bhadrak 218 0
5 Bolangir Bolangir 318 1
6 Boudh Boudh 69 1
7 Cuttack Cuttack 373 0
8 Deogarh Deogarh 70 3
9 Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 212 0
10 Gajapati Gajapati 149 46
11 Ganjam Ganjam 324 0
Bhanjanagar 179 0
12 Jagatsinghpur Jagatsinghpur 198 0
13 Jajpur Jajpur 147 1
Chandikhole 164 0
14 Jharsuguda Jharsuguda 78 0
15 Kalahandi Kalahandi 310 24
16 Kandhamal Kandhamal 171 58
17 Kendrapada Kendrapada 249 3
18 Keonjhar Keonjhar 297 15
19 Khurda RTO-I 190 10
RTO-II 0 0
20 Koraput Koraput 240 151
21 Malkangiri Malkangiri 111 0
22 Mayurbhanj Mayurbhanj 404 58
23 Nawarangpur Nawarangpur 189 22
24 Nayagarh Nayagarh 196 2
25 Nuapada Nuapada 131 0
26 Puri Puri 268 0
27 Rayagada Rayagada 182 76
28 Sambalpur Sambalpur 138 3
29 Sonepur Sonepur 109 2
30 Sundargarh Sundargarh 149 70
Rourkela 130 1
Total 33 6802 556

Balance 52 GPs remain to be covered out of which 44 GPs are inaccessible for providing connectivity under the scheme. The all-weather connectivity to these GPs is taken up with Works and Rural Development Department.

Collection of Motor Vehicle Revenue (Tax & Fees)

Under the provisions of Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1975 and Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation Rules, 1976, Motor Vehicles Tax shall be levied on each motor vehicle used or kept for use within the state of Odisha at the rate specified in schedules. Collection of MV. Revenue (Tax and Fees) for last three years is given below.

Table-2: Revenue earned (Tax and Fees) for last three years | Rs. in Crore
Year. Target Collection % of collection Growth Rate
2016-17 1300.00 1227.31 94.40 17.64
2017-18 1350.00 1544.60 114.41 25.85
2018-19 1800.00 1765.57 98.09 14.32

Odisha State Rode Transport Corporation(OSRTC)

About the Corporation

The Odisha State Road Transport Corporation was formed on 1st May, 1974 under R.T.C Act, 1950 with the participation of State Government and Central Government and started functioning with effect from 15h May, 1974 on taking over the assets and liabilities of the erstwhile State Transport Service. OSRTC acquired the erstwhile ORT Co. Ltd., with effect from 16 August, 1990 vide Government Notification No.1135-1, dated 14th August, 1990.

OSRTC is providing concessional transport facilities to the Students Cultural Assoc Freedom Fighters Accredited Journalists & Physically Challenged persons etc.

Operation of A/C Deluxe "Rajdhani Express" and VOLVO Buses

The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Sri Naveen Patnaik has flagged off operation of Air conditioned (Rajdhani) Deluxe bus service on 18.01.2019 in a function held in the premises of the Paribahan Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. 23 A/C Deluxe buses are plying in 11 routes which are connected to District Headquarters to the State Capital. The have free wi-fi, CCTV, Mobile charging including GPS tracking and packaged drinking passengers will water bottles on board. The tickets for Rajdhani Express can be booked on-line and through Mobile app on smart phones. Besides 04 no. of VOLVO buses have been launched for plying from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata and Jeypore-Rajmundry.

The follewing routes are operational under newly launched Rajdhani Express
Sl. No. Name of the Routes
1 Bhubaneswar to Gorumahisani
2 Cuttack to Mukhiguda
3 Rourkela to Bhubaneswar
4 Bhanjanagar to Cuttack via Bhubaneswar
5 Bhawanipatna to Cuttack via Bolangir
6 Bolangir to Cuttack via Bhubaneswar
7 Deogarh to Bhubaneswar
7 Angul to Bhubaneswar
9 Phulbani to Bhubaneswar
10 Burla-Bhubaneswar
11 Puri to Bhanjanagar via Nayagarh
12 Jharsuguda to Gaya via Rourkela
13 Berhampur to Baliguda
14 Jeypore to Kundra
15 Bhawanipatna to Gopinathpur via Rampur
16 MV.79 to Kosagumuda

Capital Region Urban Transport(CRUT)

In 2010, Bhubaneswar Puri Transport Services was created with a mandate to manage and operate the bus services on intra city as well as inter-city routes in Bhubaneswar and between Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Cuttack and Khurda.

Over the years BPTS evolved into Capital Region Urban Transport, more commonly known as CRUT on May 4, 2018, with the vision to reorganize the public transit services in the city. It is the primary agency providing public transit services within the capital city of Bhubaneswar and in its neighboring cities of Cuttack and Puri.

With a vision to provide excellence in public transit service and strive for continuous improvement of the Capital Region’s transportation system, CRUT is committed to redefining “The Way We Move”, by providing mobility options to the residents that will support a more sustainable future for all. CRUT has expanded the definition of public transit to integrate multimodal alternatives for residents and visitors with its new team of experts representing the domains of transportation planning, technology, operations, and communications.

CRUT has recently rolled out its new buses under title `MO BUS’ meaning ‘my bus' on November 6th, 2018 along with MO CYCLE state’s first Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) program on November 26th, 2018. In addition, CRUT also plans to introduce e-rickshaws (MO E-RIDE) by early 2019.

Objectives, Key Functions & Responsibilities
  • Provide safe, reliable, accessible, user-friendly and sustainable public transport to the city and further setting up a mechanism to deliver public transport that keeps up the pace with demand.
  • Formulate policy and planning for operationalization of city bus services and other modes of public transport through appropriate delivery models.
  • Ensure compliances with requirements of the Ministry/Department of the Government of India or any other state and local government rules and regulations.
  • Select most favorable carrier and mode of transport based on services requirements in terms of cost, efficiency and distance.
  • Adapt and encourage use of various technologies such as GPS, Passenger Information System (PIS), live tracking integration with Bhubaneswar One, warehouse management system, audit and payment module etc. in the management of city transport to ensure optimization of resource usage.
  • Ensure timely mobilization of resources to attain financial self-sustenance.
  • Monitor and review quality related matters for public transport and to control the issues arising thereof.
  • Enter into contracts, partnerships and service delivery arrangements with any firm (Indian as well as international), as may be required for the implementation and modernization of public transport system.
  • Purchase, construct, sell, develop, take in exchange or in lease, hire or otherwise acquire any assets/estate to develop infrastructure required for efficient operation of public transport.
  • Form technical committees and tender committees for supporting and disposing different technical aspects and procurement aspects for transport management system.