RedBus estimates that over 3,500 private bus companies and 17 state-run road transport companies (RTCs) collectively offer over 52,000 bus services across India, with over 80,000 on long weekends culminating in May Day. Nearby people moved by bus. A city-based ticketing platform.
The biggest travel demand for this long weekend was between Bengaluru and Chennai, while other major states with high demand for bus tickets were Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal (according to redBus data).
RedBus CEO Prakash Sangam said: An extensive network of partner bus operators, including RTC, is well-placed to meet increasing demand in the coming days.
According to redBus, bus ticket booking business over the holidays has increased by 20% compared to last year.
10 routes with spurt in traffic
The top 10 routes on the redBus platform that witnessed a spurt in traffic for the weekend included Bengaluru-Chennai, Delhi-Manali, Lucknow-Delhi, Indore-Bhopal, Guwahati-Tezpur, Dibrugarh-Guwahati, Durgapur-Kolkata, Bengaluru-Chennai, Vijayawada-Hyderabad, Mumbai-Pune and Durgapur-Kolkata.
However, on redBus platform, Delhi witnessed the highest growth in terms of ticket sales during this period, recording about 46% higher bookings as compared to the last year. Other towns that drove ticket sales were Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune, according to a redBus official.