Travelling from Mumbai to Kanyakumari via Bengaluru in State Transport corporation buses could be an adventure in itself. Atleast the ticket booking part can be done now from the comfort of your laptop/mobile. It is probably first time that a large number of Government transport undertakings have come under a single banner to sell their tickets online. BusIndia aims to be the IRCTC for the Bus travel sector.
Most state transport agencies has their own portals through which online tickets bookings were undertaken. BusIndia brings together atleast 16 transport corporations under a single platform. It boasts to be the First & Largest Bus Ticket Reservation system. The site is powered by Radiant Info Systems Ltd, which is a major market share holder and leader in the Transportation Logistics sector in India. Radiant is a BOOT/BOO order holder with clients like KSRTC, TNSTC, GSRTC, etc.
Radiant has developed this portal in association with Central Institute of Road Transport and Association of State Road Transport Undertakings. The partners page lists a number of transport corporations including that of Tamilnadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh. The portal claims to book more than 47000 tickets a day and a total seat inventory of 3,60,000.
BusIndia Facebook Page already has more than 55000 likes.
There is a low bandwidth site available for mobile phone users. It has a cool official BusIndia android app too.