redBus has brought Karnataka State Road Transport (KSRTC) inventory to its site. KSRTC is one of the largest Government owned State Road Transport Corporation in South India. With this partnership redBus.in customers can book tickets across all luxury buses operated by KSRTC such as Airavat, Rajahamsa etc.
Post this announcement, redBus has got a complete access of both stated owned and private buses of Karnataka.
The BIG Deal
KSRTC has 2700 services and covers pretty much every route across Karnataka (has coverage in 92% of villages) and recorded revenue of $300mn in 2008-09 alone. The organization has an average traffic revenue per day of INR 634.75 lakhs and close to 25.70 lakhs people travel on the network per day. In 2011-12, the company recorded assets of INR 1060.96 crores.
redBus.in already has partnerships with 3 other state owned Road Transport Corporations – Rajasthan RTC, Goa RTC & Bihar RTC; and the company recently reached live tracking of buses, virtual bus stops and interestingly, an advertising platform for bus operators.