We earlier covered redBus’ launch of virtual bus stops, which helps travelers select boarding points depending on one’s location and today its competitor, Paytm has announced the launch of real time bus location tracking.
Paytm travelers can now track the estimated arrival time of their bus before they leave for the boarding point. Due to traffic congestion in cities, buses often get delayed in reaching the boarding points, which is discomforting for the commuters.
Upon booking, travelers 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.
Right now the 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.
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