India launches busindia, an integrated transport portal

India has launched an integrated transport portal ‘www.busindia.com’ for online bus booking.

The portal was launched by Oscar Fernandes, minister of road transport & highways.

Speaking on the occasion, Oscar Fernandes said, “busindia.com will address the need of a single window application, like IRCTC, through which users can seamlessly plan their bus travel including stop overs, changing routes, multi-trips and round-trips. He said with this launch that busindia.com now becomes the largest online bus ticketing system in the world.”

“Now bus travel will become a whole new experience for people all over the country and even people outside India can do their booking. This will go a long way and will set an example to several other initiatives that bear potential to implement online services in the G2C space,” the minister added.

In India trains are widely used and IRCTC website has over 55 lakh hits per day with over 2 lakh unique visitors and over 1 lakh tickets booked. The number of bus users is at least six times more in number than the ones that use train services. This shows the depth and potential of connectivity bus services has in India.

The site is intuitive and easy to book on a PC and even a mobile device, Road Transport Ministry is constantly working towards making travel in India more pleasurable and more integrated for commuters. There are plans of integrating busindia.com with IRCTC in the future wherein people can combine their train and bus journeys together and in the process travel far and wide in the country.

The site is a joint effort of Radiant Info and Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) in identifying gap and addressing it with the launch of busindia.com.

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