In a heart warming incident, the state transport department in Odisha changed the timing of a bus so that a school student could reach school on time. The schedule of a bus service was changed when a student named Sai anwesh Amrutam Pradhan from MBS Public School in Bhubaneswar drew attention of the state transport department on Twitter. The bus service always made him late for school every day.
According to a report, he made a complaint against Odisha transportation department where it was stated that while the reporting time at school is 7:30 am, the first bus on Route No-13 leaves at 7:40 AM from Lingipur. Tagging the Capital Region Urban Transport Bhubaneswar (CRUT) and its Managing Director, IPS officer Arun Bothra, on Twitter, he stressed he is facing a lot of problem and will be grateful if they can take some immediate action.
Dear Sai#MoBus moves with love of commuters like you. The timing of your bus will be changed from Monday. The first bus will start at 7 AM. You won't be late for school.
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) January 9, 2021
In a matter of a few hours, CRUT and Bothra responded positively to Anwesh’s plea, earning plaudits online. Managing Director of CRUT, IPS officer Bothra, confirmed on Twitter that the timings will be changed. ”Mo Bus moves with love of commuters like you. The timing of your bus will be changed from Monday. The first bus will start at 7 AM. You won’t be late for school,” the officer said online.
The quick and effective response by the IPS officer and the transport department earned applause and respect not only in the state but nationwide. The CRUT is a special purpose vehicle unit formed under the Odisha government’s Housing and Urban Development Department. It operated a fleet of 310 buses including the ‘Mo Bus’ public transport service to and from the state capital.