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‘Pink Auto’ service for women launched in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday flagged off the ‘Pink Auto’ service, for women in the capital city of Bhubaneswar here at the Commissionerate headquarters. 

Speaking on occasion, the Chief Minister said he was delighted to launch the Pink Auto project in the city.
“I am delighted to launch the Pink Auto service in the city which would make travelling a safer experience for women,” said the Chief Minister.

In the first phase, the Commissionerate police has arranged 205 pink autorickshaws to run in various locations of the capital city of Bhubaneswarcity like Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Baramunda bus stand, Capital hospital, Ram Mandir Square, Vanivihar Junction and Chandrasekharpur.

Each of the Pink Autos would display police helpline numbers like 100 and 108 numbers written in bold. This apart, the autos are equipped with suggestion box, including a book of suggestion slips, which can be used by the commuters for the purpose of giving suggestions.


Twin city Commissioner of Police Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma said the city traffic police headed by DCP and ACP traffic and auto associations will monitor the functioning of the Pink Auto rickshaws. 

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