redBus resumes services within Delhi and to destinations outside the state with 30+ private operators
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redBus resumes services within Delhi and to destinations outside the state with 30+ private operators
(Kiran Kathuria) www.bharatdarshannews.com Thursday,02 July , 2020)

230+ daily bus services will ply daily fromDelhi

Delhi News, 02 July 2020 (bharatdarshannews.com) : redBus, India’s leading online bus ticketing platform announces resumption of the services of30+ private bus operators on its platform in Delhi.This has opened up around all the major routes connecting cities such asLucknow, Kanpur, Jaipur, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Gorakhpur. The resumption ofboth, intra-state and inter-state bus travel,will effectively end the long and anxious wait for thousands of travellers who have been longing to travelfrom the last two to three months,amidst the lockdown. About 230+ private buses will now ply on these routes with a daily capacity of6000+ seats, expectinga 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 introduced the concept of pre-registration on its platform in May. 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 notifiedwhen the buses become available on redBus on their desired routes. As of 25thJune, around 7.45lakh customersacross India had already availed the pre-registration feature.  redBus has also launched, ‘Safety+’, a unique certificationfor 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.

The buseslisted under‘Safety+’ will ensure the following:

A 3-step deep cleaning of buses before and after every trip

Access to hand sanitizers in all buses

Mandatory masks for drivers and their helpers

Thermal scanning of all drivers and their helpers before every trip

Thermal scanning of all the passengers

Ensuring that all passengers carry personal safety masks for every trip

No linens and blankets to be provided as a precaution

Full traceability of all the customers guaranteed by making phone numbers mandatory for all booking channels.

100 % compliance with all government issued guidelines, related to intercity Bus Travel

redBus has also listed out a set of passenger guidelines, encouraging passengers to travel responsibly for a safe and hassle-free journey, some of which are listed below.

Do not travel if you’re currently unwell

It is mandatory for the passengers to wear masks

Passengers without masks as well as symptomatic passengers with fever, cough and breathlessness will be denied boarding

Passengers must use tissues while sneezing or coughing

If a passenger runs out of tissue, they must sneeze into their upper sleeves, not their hands

Carry your own hand sanitizer

Carry your own linens. Pillows, bed sheets and blankets will not be provided by the bus operator

It is recommended that you install and use AarogyaSetu app

About redBus : 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. The business owns three products - redBus™, redProWin™ and redBus Partner™, which come together to serve and address the fragmented bus industry across geographies.  redBus™ is the popular consumer-facing travel brand enabling customers to buy bus tickets online. Consumers, depending on where they live, can access redBus on the web (redbus.in, redbus.my, redbus.sgredbus.idredbus.pe and redbus.co).  They can also download the high rated redBus mobile app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. We enable a customer to search for bus services on a route of his/her choice, reserve a seat and make a payment to confirm the booking, thus bringing the seller and buyer on a single platform to facilitate easy bus booking. redProWin™ is a cloud-based solution built for bus operators. Approximately 2500+ bus operators in India, SEA and Latin America use this platform for their day to day operations. The revolutionary inventory management software ensures seat realization and resource utilization, thus improving revenue and profitability for bus operators. Over the years, through the use of engineering & data analytics, redBus has offered features such as LIVE bus tracking, dynamic pricing, customer relationship management, etc., which have helped bus operators improve operational efficiency as well as service quality. redBus Partner™ is a GDS for bus inventory distribution and is used by more than 20,000 retail agents and 200+ OTAs to sell bus tickets to their customers.

redBus resumes services within Delhi and to destinations outside the state with 30+ private operators