Mumbai, March 13, 2013: A key Indian player in the inter city Bus ticketing business – Paytm.com has launched a real time bus location service for its customers. When booking online through Paytm.com, they can now track the estimated arrival time of their bus before they leave for the boarding point. This makes Paytm the first e-commerce site to provide this service to commuters. This initiative is powered by YourBus.
Upon booking ( abus equipped with GPS), they will receive a SMS an hour before the boarding time giving them details of current location of the bus and the estimated time of the arrival at the boarding point. At any point of time, user can refresh the link to know the current status of the bus.Says Harinder Thakar, CEO Paytm.com:“In our endeavor to provide the best and most hassle free bus travel experience to our customers we always try to add value to our offerings. With the new GPS solution for bus tracking I am sure our consumers will find even more value in buying their bus tickets on Paytm”
Currently, real-time tracking will be available for large bus operators in South India - Morning Star Travels, Orange Tours & Travels, SVR Tours & Travels ,Navin Travels, Sree Travels and Kaveri Kamkshi Travels. Paytm expects to have more than 1000 buses with real-time GPS made available for commuters who book through the site in a couple of months. This service will also be available in 100 more cities like Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Tirupati, Vishakhapatnam, Mumbai, Pune, Nellore, Chennai, Erode, Salem, Madurai, Nagpur, Ongole, Coimbatore and Mysore to mention a few.
Paytm offers both a simple and single destination for all the mobile, DTH and Data card recharges and bill payments. It also offers bus tickets from 11000 routes and 1100 bus operators.