KSRTC offers 25,000 seats and 2,000 tickets daily through its website & social media
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in its 55 years of journey stands best among the state road transport system in the country, having 8,419 buses with a staff strength of 37,831 employees serving 26.5 lakh passengers, covering 27.1 lakh km daily and spreading its bus network to seven neighbouring states and earning an average daily revenue of Rs. 8 crore.
AWATAR – Any Where Any Time Advance Reservation System is the first state road transport undertaking in India to have a web-based passenger seat reservation system. It has facilitated bookings of over 25,000 seats and 2,000 tickets daily through a mobile application with revenue accounting for more than 20% of the annual revenue. It supports 3,000 concurrent users and is scalable up to 5,000 concurrent user on demand basis. Passengers can book the ticket, including for return journey and plan their journey well in advance.
“Finding a capable agency having expertise in design, development, proper architecture, networking and finalizing Internet Service Provider (ISP) that ensures uninterrupted internet back bone connectivity to the data centre and establishing a proper data centre with level-3 facilities and porting of data to new system by creating transition tables and convincing the management about post-launch advantages,” says Mr.Rajendar Kumar Kataria, IAS.
People across the globe can visit the website www.ksrtc.in to reserve the passenger seats of KSRTC buses and also to know more about KSRTC. The popularity of the KSRTC is increasing day by day (according to the Google Analytics data the website is the most popular surface transport website in India). So far, 8 crores visitors have visited KSRTC website. KSRTC has over thirty lakhs registered users till date including those residing in other countries, thus making for a sizeable global foot print.
“It means a lot and will help us in Internal resource funding for the project,” Kataria said.