Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC, http://www.apsrtc.in) started online ticket reservation service. Passengers can reserve their e-tickets online.
Till now, APSRTC tickets were sold at the bus stations or through agents. Now on, passengers can directly book their tickets on APSRTC website.
To book a ticket with APSRTC, just click here: http://www.apsrtconline.in/
First time e-ticket passengers have to create a user id on new user registration page at http://www.apsrtconline.in/
The e-ticket booking facility will be available from 06:00AM in the morning to 06:00PM in the evening.
Passengers can pay for the ticket using credit card or debit card.
At the time of boarding the bus, passengers have to show the printed e-ticket along with an identity proof.
I'd say, this is long pending from APSRTC. While it may have to cater to rural and sub-urban travel needs, it cannot ignore the thriving long distance transport business. I've seen many AP bound passengers in Bangalore, Pune, Bombay clamoring for a ticket, at the mercy of travel agents and private operators. In the recent past, redbus.in did ease the pain of getting a ticket. Some private operators like kesineni travels (kesinenitravels.com) have their own website. Finally, its a good step from APSRTC to roll out this online ticket booking system.
So, no more waiting in queues, Happy journey!