redBus, a leading online bus ticketing platform, has teamed up with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to enhance first and last-mile connectivity options for travelers across various cities. This partnership aims to offer multi-modal transport booking services, facilitating seamless travel experiences.
Through this collaboration, redBus users can now access a range of services, including metro ticket bookings in Kochi and Chennai, along with auto-rickshaw bookings in Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad. The integration of ONDC APIs, supported by technical collaboration with Juspay, enables this expanded service offering, catering to diverse mobility needs.
The introduction of metro ticket booking facilities in Chennai and Kochi addresses the needs of daily commuters, with significant metro traveler populations in these cities. This initiative underscores redBus' commitment to enhancing user convenience and promoting digital adoption in India's evolving mobility landscape.
Prakash Sangam, Chief Executive at redBus, emphasizes the alignment of ONDC's vision with redBus' goal of fostering a digital India. This collaboration not only enhances user convenience but also reflects redBus' commitment to leveraging innovative solutions for seamless travel experiences.
T Koshy, MD, and CEO at ONDC, highlights the platform's role in fostering e-commerce adoption and supporting the growth of startups. By facilitating partnerships with industry leaders like redBus, ONDC aims to revolutionize the digital commerce ecosystem, offering a diverse range of mobility solutions.
redBus: A Journey of Growth
Founded in 2006, redBus has emerged as a key player in India's online bus ticketing sector. Following its acquisition by the ibibo Group in 2013 and subsequent integration into the MakeMyTrip group, redBus has continued to expand its market presence and diversify its offerings.
With the Indian bus market poised for significant growth, redBus remains at the forefront of innovation, leveraging strategic partnerships and expanding its service portfolio to meet evolving consumer needs. The collaboration with ONDC further solidifies redBus' position as a leader in India's mobility ecosystem.
As the ONDC platform continues to evolve and attract prominent industry players, collaborations like the one between redBus and ONDC pave the way for enhanced digital commerce experiences and greater accessibility for consumers nationwide.