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The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Puri city bus routes

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As per recent news, the latest route to be added is KIIT-Niladri Vihar – Kalpana with stops at Infocity, Niladri Vihar, Sailashree Vihar, Damana, Chandrasekharpur-Omfed Square, Kalinga Hospital Square, Sainik School, Institute of Physics, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Utkal University, Regional Museum of Natural History, Planetarium, Acharya Vihar, Master Canteen, and Kalpana Square.

For an overall status following is an excerpt from a Telegraph report.

Dream Team Sahara will deploy five buses for the new route. Therefore, a total of 90 buses will ply in the city bus service network in 12 routes, including those to Cuttack and Puri.

“At present, we are running 15 buses in Cuttack. But as Orissa High Court has given a directive to introduce more buses for the historic city, we are planning to add five more buses for Cuttack. Similarly, five buses are running between Bhubaneswar and Puri. By the end of this month, the number is, however, expected to go up to 15. Therefore, we will ultimately run all the 125 buses as per the plan for the city bus service under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). With 90 buses pressed into service, bus companies will have to provide 35 more buses to make the fleet fully equipped,” said chief operating officer of Dream Team Sahara, Sudhanshu Jena.

The detailed stoppages and distances of the older routes are given in the following brochure obtained from a BMC site.


Bhubaneswar wall painting initiative and its impact

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Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

All most all the artistes said that they were not able to arrange a square meals for them before the Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner assigned them the task of wall painting. "Now we are flooded with offers from Mumbai, Delhi and Private Individuals to do wall paintings for their concerned organisations," said the team leader Simanchal Mallick.

Sharing the dais with the BMC Commissioner, Mallick said he was bit nervous before the Press. "Though I am a qualified artist, I wasn’t able to arrange even Rs 30 a day for my sustenance before this assignment," he said, adding that he even had left the profession and engaged in other profession.

… Thanks to the initiatives of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner. Things have started changing.

Simanchal continued in the last three months, they have been so far able to earn Rs 11 lakh by painting walls in different parts of the city. Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner has promised to give more works in the near future. "We do use weather coats and other modern technology to give it a permanent look.

The paintings would last for five to seven years," he said.

Giving a detailed plan, Commissioner Sarangi said that 13 more walls would be painted "We just decide upon the wall that comes under public eyes. If any individual wishes to paint a wall he must enter into an agreement with the Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner.

… She further continued that Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner wants to project Bhubaneswar as the face of the entire Orissa. All the paints relating to the composite culture of Orissa will be painted in the city walls.