Robi Axiata Limited, one of the largest mobile network operator in Bangladesh, has launched their new product to the masse, an e-ticketing platform christened, bdtickets. Currently the portal focuses mainly on buying bus tickets with more services to be launched soon in the future such as movie tickets, launch tickets etc.
Buying bus tickets physically is now a challenge since beating Dhaka City’s traffic is quite impossible. To buy a ticket worth BDT 500, you might have to spend hours sitting on either a public transport or your very own. Worst, spend BDT 200 on a CNG to get to the ticket counter and again wait in line. To overcome these hassles, Robi Digital Services answers the problems with BD Tickets.
The Simple Process
The bdtickets portal is self-explanatory. Visitors will be able to select their desired destination and the time of their travel. After clicking ‘Search’, all the available buses will be shown in the results. For the payment part, BD Tickets only supports online payment and bKash. In just a few seconds, one can easily purchase the bus tickets and receive an SMS ticket which also confirms the payment.
While getting on board the bus, all that the customer needs to do is show the SMS e-ticket to the counter. However, for buses that do not support the SMS e-ticket, the printout of the email that was sent from bdtickets is enough.
Cancelling tickets isn’t hard as well. All that the customer needs to do is click the cancellation link that is situated at the top of the page and by following an easy registration process with the ticket number and PIN number, the ticket is cancelled immediately.
Currently there are more than 20 buses in their list covering more than 500 routes across the country with over 5000 tickets to choose from daily.
The team is working to bring more ticketing services in the future of which launch tickets and movie tickets are next.
Speaking on the occasion Robi’s MD & CEO Supun Weerasinghe said that: ‘We are very happy to be adding the online ticket purchasing platform into our rich portfolio of innovative digital services. Robi is very confident that our valued subscribers will find bdticket.com to be solving an age-old problem of buying bus tickets especially before the Eid festivals when the entire country goes back to its roots using mostly buses. A hassle-free online bus ticket purchasing solution is Robi’s special gift to its valued subscribers for the upcoming Eid. I would like to thank the partnering bus companies for being part of this great initiative.’
What I like about the portal is its simplistic look and feel. To test the loading speed, I searched for a lot of buses for customize routes and the results took less than a second to display
Tried out bdtickets.com yet? Let us know your experience!