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Bus travel in South India gets easier

Chennai, Mar 13 () : Bus travel in Tamil Nadu during summer gets easier. One need not wait in bus stops without knowing the arrival time of buses.

One can book through Pay TM mobile services and get minute by minute upgradation about the bus movement through SMS. Due to traffic jams and other roadblocks due to public protests and accidents, passengers have to wait in bus stops bearing the 100+ mercury for the buses.

Coimbatore, Chennai, Erode, Salem, Madurai in Tamil Nadu and Tirupati, Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Ongole and Vizag in Andhra and Bangalore, Mysore in Karnataka would be covered.

Noida e-commerce company PayTM Mobile Solutions, says it has now solved this biggest problem of bus travellers. Pay TM mobile services, part of One97 Communications Limited, a mobile Internet services company, today launched its real-time location tracking system for large bus fleet operators in south India.

The tracking of the bus is possible only if it has real-time GPS system installed in it but the Pay TM solution works irrespective of it. Once the booking for bus travel at PayTM is done, passengers will receive an SMS an hour before the boarding time giving them exact current location of the bus and the estimated running time of the bus arrival at the boarding point.

After trials of this new feature for over six months to fix the modalities and to make sure that the bus location information is accurate, PayTM today launched the solution known as real-time GPS with 200 buses down South India, with plans to enable it out for 1,800 operators across India in a couple of months from now.

The first step is make it easier for passengers who board buses en-route and not from the starting point and secondly the passenger will be able to know the exact time that is needed to reach the destination. It can be conveyed by the passenger to those waiting to pick up.

Pay TM says that this is only the start and it would address other problems that Indian passengers face today in bus travel.