redBus undertakes pre-registration process to notify travellers on resumption of bus services on their desired routes
To register for this service, users will have to provide basic contact details, such as phone number and e-mail ID, along with the desired route they seek to keep track of, on a single-page document.
New Delhi: redBus, the world’s largest online bus ticketing platform, has introduced a pre-registration feature that helps users keep track of the opening of their desired bus routes amid the prevailing uncertainty over permit for inter-city operations. The concept emerges from the need to keep anxious travellers informed of available options, especially for routes leading to their desired destination.
Demand for inter-city bus travel has been building up steadily since India’s nationwide lockdown began, with millions of travellers seeking to reach their desired destination. In a survey conducted by redBus, 59% of travellers indicated that they are planning an outstation travel within one month of travel restrictions being lifted. However, the opening of the Road Transport Corporations (RTCs) and private bus operators of each state will likely occur at varying times depending on their control over the COVID-19 pandemic. To help users skip the tedious task of keeping a watchful eye on the resumption of bus services by independent operators and states, the pre-registration feature from redBus, offers convenience through notifications, once the route they seek to travel opens up.
Users can avail feature by providing basic contact details & desired route in a single-page pre-registration document
To register for this service, users will have to provide basic contact details, such as phone number and e-mail ID, along with the desired route they seek to keep track of, on a single-page document. Once registered, users can also share this feature across various social media platforms with friends and family looking for similar long distance travel. Registered users will immediately be informed via e-mail, SMS, push notifications upon resumption of services.
Travellers will soon also be able to avail the pre-registration feature through the redBus app and website, where they will receive a ‘Notify me’ button when the buses on their desired/searched routes are not available.
Link to avail ‘pre-registration’ facility: https://m.redbus.in/preregister
Pre-registered users are informed instantly via Email, SMS or Push notifications as and when bus travel on desired route resumes
Speaking on the launch, Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus, said, “As we near the end of the nationwide lockdown, we strongly believe that the ‘pre-registration’ feature will go a long way in helping anxious travellers be informed on the opening up of their specific routes and enable them to book tickets conveniently at the earliest possible time. This pre-registration service coupled with the steps taken by our bus operator partners to ensure safety measures during travel, from sanitization of the bus to social distancing, is sure to help bus travellers undertake their intercity commute in a safe and convenient manner. ”
redBus was founded in 2006 in India and today is the world’s largest online bus ticketing platform. After having solved complex problems of bus customers in India, redBus also launched operations in Singapore and Malaysia in 2015 and acquired a majority stake in Peru based bus ticketing platform Busportal (now redBus.Pe) in the subsequent year. With this acquisition, redBus successfully launched operations in Latin America markets, Peru & shortly thereafter, Colombia.
redBus has globally sold more than 180 million bus tickets till date and has a customer base of around 20 million users. redBus is now part of the MakeMyTrip group (Nasdaq, MMYT) which is the largest travel aggregator in India with offerings across categories such as Flights, Hotels, Holiday Packages, etc.