RailYatri introduces ‘IntrCity SmartBus’ between Bengaluru and Chennai
RailYatri, a multi-modal intercity transportation network, has launched its ‘IntrCity SmartBus’ on Bengaluru-Chennai route. The company had earlier launched IntrCity Smartbus services from Delhi to popular destinations such as Lucknow, Kanpur, Shimla, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Manali.
RailYatri is projecting the IntrCity SmartBus model as a powerful substitute for trains and a convenient mode of transport for the modern day budget traveller.
“IntrCity promises to deliver on its four core virtues – timeliness, trained professional drivers, safety and hassle-free boarding assistance. In fact, the company is taking a step further and promising a 50 per cent refund if the scheduled departure gets delayed by more than 30 minutes. The unique ‘Flexi-ticket’ feature allows users to change their travel even at the last minute,” said Kapil Raizada, RailYatri Co-Founder.
“While conceptualising, we figured out that ‘last minute change in plan’ is one of the biggest pain points for passengers. This is usually followed by cancellation and refund-related hassles and multiple follow-ups. We give them the flexibility to change travel plans at the last hour. IntrCity SmartBus passengers can avail of this facility up to 60 minutes before the scheduled departure of the bus,” he added.
As in IntrCity SmartBuses in other routes, the ones plying between Bengaluru and Chennai will also feature train-like comfortable berths, free wi-fi, on-board entertainment, realtime online streaming of live location, CCTV feed, clean linen and mineral water .
Manish Rathi, CEO & Cofounder, RailYatri, said, “The inter-city bus travel in this region is better organised than other regions, but still lacked what the millennial of this city needs. Current bus aggregators were not able to solve regular commuters’ issues like on-time departure, convenient boarding and drop-off points, flexibility to change plans at the last hour. We thought of solving these issues and thus created a hassle-free, affordable, convenient and safe travel.”