Coronavirus impact: Redbus launches pre-registration facility
Redbus has announced the launch of a pre-registration facility that provides information about the desired bus routes amid the prevailing uncertainty over permit for intercity operations and travel in the post-lockdown world. This keeps the travellers aware of the available options for routes leading to their desired destination.
The demand for interstate travel has steadily increased since the nationwide lockdown was initiated. A survey conducted by Redbus revealed that 59 per cent of travellers indicated plans of an outstation journey within one month of travel restrictions being lifted. The opening of Road Transport Corporations (RTCs) and private bus service depends on how the present condition evolves with time. The pre-registration facility from Redbus offers notifications about functional routes as the restrictions ease up gradually.
The customer has to provide basic contact details like phone number, e-mail ID and desired route. Customers can share this feature across social media platforms with friends and family looking for similar long-distance travel. Registered customers will get a notification via e-mail and SMS when the services are resumed. Customers will soon be able to avail the pre-registration facility through the redBus app and website.
Prakash Sangam, CEO of 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 sanitisation of the bus to social distancing, is sure to help bus travellers undertake their intercity commute in a safe and convenient manner."