Bhubaneswar: The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) was conferred the Award of Excellence at the 16th Urban Mobility India Awards 2023, held in New Delhi recently.
The event organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, this award recognised CRUT’s efforts in advancing the quality of urban transportation and promoting sustainable mobility.
The Award of Excellence has been presented in the form of “Running Trophy for the State/UT” category, which acknowledges the State or Union Territory that has executed the best urban transport project during the previous year.
Recognition for the strategic initiatives undertaken towards reducing subsidies and boosting ridership growth, thereby contributing to a more efficient and effective urban transport system in its area of operation.
The citation accompanying the award emphasised its significant role in transforming the urban transport landscape in India. By adopting a comprehensive approach to revenue assurance, the organisation has substantially reduced its reliance on government subsidies, resulting in more efficient operations and the seamless daily transportation of over 2.5 lakh commuters.
Through meticulous operational planning and scientific revenue assurance techniques, CRUT has successfully decreased per ridership subsidies from Rs 11.65 in FY 2019-20 to Rs 5.57 in FY 2022-23.
This remarkable recognition marks the fifth consecutive year that CRUT has received an award at the prestigious Urban Mobility India Awards.