Tuesday, October 04, 2011

All about Road Transport.

Beating the most happening things like the Anna movement, 2G, Bomb blast ,Osama Act & many others the festival season is back to woo us and as usual forgetting everything we are set to have some good time during the Ganesh utsav , Dushera Pooja & Diwali which will continue till christmas & new year. What a middle class corporate employee is in need? if i answer couple of days leave from work to relax & rejuvinate life i hope majority of people will agree to me. And for people like me festival means celebrating with parents @ home & spending quality time to remember later on. This time i was bit late as always to book tickets to home. But for a country like ours it becomes a tough job for lakhs of people who earn their living outside their homes to get back to home on festivals & the ticketing system however has gone online is not sufficient. After the screen displayed " not available", i turned to the road transport system as air travel is bit expansive for me now. 

For my surprise the bus operators are plenty in number and the service online is far better than the centrally operated Railways. Here are few options on road transport you too can use.

  • Redbus ( www.redbus.in)
Redbus reflects the best example of enterprenuership which started in the year 2005 by few techies travellers from Bangalore when they did not get tickets from local counters, with an innovative idea to provide bus ticket booking online. they used technology, managed to get the bus operators linked to them and hence rolled on the redbus service. Now they operate in more than 350 routes and thousands of satisfied customers. the website is user friendly and you can book tickets via internet or by calling the customer care number or by visiting their counter. The customer service is far better than other tour operators & i am sure you will enjoy the ride.
  • Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (www.apsrtc.in) 
This is the best govt run road transport system to book tickets online available today. The large number of routes to better option with variety of service provided to the m-chek facility is well defied there and I would rate this as the best in the state run transport system.

You need to register once to book tickets online @ http://apsrtconline.in/ 
This again is a better technology used website where you can get tickets to major cities in south , west & central parts of the country.

This again is a better technology used website where you can get tickets to major cities in southern parts of the country.

Recently it has been launched by the State government but the motive is not very clear as nobody else other than the regular agents in the reservation centre can book tickets as it needs a registration for once but the same is not available throughout the website. Being a hub for IT people i dint find the site very useful rather than a long speech by Amma ( Jayalalitha). Wherein you can book tickets at the 50 reservation counters.

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    1. This time i was bit late as always to book tickets to home. But for a country like ours it becomes a tough job for lakhs of people who earn their living outside their homes to get back to home on festivals & the ticketing system however has gone online is not sufficient. After the screen displayed " not available", i turned to the road transport system as air travel is bit expansive for me now.

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