The North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) will soon launch a mobile app through which people across the state will be able to book bus tickets to go anywhere in north Bengal. Sources in the NBSTC said the app would be applicable for long-distance buses under NBSTC. It is likely to be ready by the end of this month, they added.
“Webel, a private company, is working towards developing this app,” said an NBSTC source. More than 500 buses are operational under NBSTC. Cooch Behar-Kolkata, Siliguri-Kolkata are some of the popular routes and demands for tickets for these routes are higher. NBSTC officials said the app would be specially useful for students, who want to travel to and from north Bengal on weekends and avoid harassment of ticket booking.
Sources said the NBSTC is also working on updating its website. The updated website will now include details of the popular tourist destinations across north Bengal and their route of travel, they added.