Coronavirus: RedBus resumes intra-state bookings with over 50 private bus operators in Karnataka
The resumption of intra-state bus travel will effectively end the long and anxious wait for thousands of travellers who were looking to travel during the past few months amidst the lockdown.
Bengaluru: RedBus, India’s leading online bus ticketing platform announced resumption of the services of over 50 private bus operators on its platform in Karnataka, thus opening up around 2200+intra-state routes connecting cities such as Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi, Udupi and Dharwad.
About 850+ private buses will now ply on these routes with a daily capacity of 18000+ seats, expecting a high demand for travel to big cities as thousands of people hope to return to work at the earliest.
In order to help travellers tide over the confusion of opening up of specific bus routes, redBus recently introduced the concept of pre-registration on its platform. This helps users to keep track of the opening up of their desired bus routes by giving some basic information such as phone number and email id along with the route.
The users are then subsequently notified when the buses become available on redBus on their desired routes. As of June 7, around 5 lakh customers across India had already availed the pre-registration feature.
RedBus has also launched, ‘Safety+’, a unique certification for bus operators who meet the highest standards of safety and sanitisation. The redBus ticketing platform indicates operators with this certification with a Safety+ tag next to the bus listing, enabling users to opt for such operators or buses.
RedBus has also listed out a set of passenger guidelines encouraging passengers to travel responsibly for a safe and hassle-free journey. These guidelines seek to ensure safety of bus travel.