Kozhikode: KSTRC has come up with a new option where commuters can book bus tickets even 10 minutes before travel. This option is available for long-distance buses and commuters can book ticket even after the bus trip has begun. As part of this, buses will be equipped with GPS tracking system. Commuters can avail the option through android system’s Electronic Ticket Machine (EVM) facility. The efforts are to bring the option within three months. Presently, commuters are only able to book tickets one and half hour before the beginning of the trip.
Similarly, for long-distances, commuters get another option called link ticket. Link ticket will provide more convenience as commuters can travel in two connection buses if reservation is not available on a single-stretch bus. In link ticket option, commuters will not be levied separate reservation charges for the second trip. A commuter can schedule the second trip one hour after the second trip. Notably, Thrissur and Ernakulam will be the two connecting points where commuters can switch bus for travel.