The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched its online bus booking services that went live for the service of the nation on January 29, informed IRCTC on Friday. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched its online bus booking services that went live on January 29.
IRCTC has partnered with more than 50,000 state road transport and private bus operators from 22 states and three union territories to provide the service, "IRCTC under the leadership of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is gradually moving towards firmly positioning itself as the first government 'One Stop Shop Travel Portal' of the country," the newspaper quoted the IRCTC as saying.
The service that went live on January 29 would provide a more holistic travel experience to the customers, the ticketing and catering arm of the Indian Railways said. The bus booking service is being integrated into the IRCTC Mobile app, which will be completed in the first week of March, the report said.
The integration of this service over IRCTC Mobile-app is expected to be completed in the first week of March, which will enable the public to book bus tickets through Mobile too. The new feature of online bus booking will allow the customers to view a variety of buses and choose the appropriate bus for travel considering route, amenities, reviews, ratings and bus images available.
Along with this, the customers will be able to choose their pick-up and drop points and timings and finally book their journey at a reasonable price with the ongoing bank and e-wallet discounts too. The new business initiative of IRCTC will enable the last mile connectivity to the travelers already using the services of IRCTC for train and flight tickets booking.