Online bus ticket booking platform Redbus announced the launch of Bus Hire, a new service for customers seeking to hire buses, mini-buses or tempo-travellers, reported ET.

This service is currently operational in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Ahmedabad. It will allow the users to choose from luxury buses, regular buses, mini buses, tempo travelers & cars and will also provide all-inclusive prices along with information such as bus photos and payments options.

Speaking on the development, Prakash Sangam, CEO of Redbus said, “Often group travel such as corporate outings, weddings and pilgrimages require a full vehicle to be hired. There was no easy way for travellers to connect with multiple vehicle providers to hire a bus of their choice. With our new Bus Hire product, we aim to simplify the process by providing customers with a customized, transparent and quick method of evaluating and choosing among different vehicle options. For charter bus operators, it opens up another avenue for attracting customers and growing their business.”

A customer will be asked to furnish the basic details of his desired trip after which the bus operators on the platform will respond with quotations that will include base fare, driver charges, tolls, permit fees and taxes. Customers can pay for the bus online in two tranches with an option to pay 25% upfront to confirm the booking and the balance amount a few days before the start of their journey.


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