Akshaya is the e-governance program introduced by Government of Kerala. Nowadays, there are Akshaya centres at every nook and corner of Kerala. Akshaya has helped common people quite a bit by avoiding long lines in front of government offices throughout Kerala.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation can easily implement online reservation facility for its long distance buses from various Akshaya centres across the state without bearing any additional implementation cost.
In Karnataka, They do have booking counters in each and every towns across the state. Karnataka RTC also give franchisee to private parties for starting a booking counters on commission basis. Karnataka RTC has already tied up with top bus ticket booking portal redbus for selling their tickets to various destinations.
Meanwhile, Kerala RTC has only 18 booking counters, in which 2 is in Bangalore and one each in Mysore and Coimbatore. And the remaining is situated in the bus stations Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kottarakkara, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kannur, Munnar, Guruvayoor, Malappuram, Valancherry SM Office, Sulthan Bathery and Kasargode.
KSRTC can increase the revenue by introducing reservation facility for more inter state and intrastate long distance services.
Lets hope the corporation will look into this matter and do the needful immediately. 🙂