Launched in January, gogoBus is new-age bus operator that offers travel on select inter-city routes. It differentiates itself by offering superior experience through pick-up and drop off from self-operated lounges, bus tracking, among other things.
The venture was founded by Amit Gupta, who was part of the core team at Shuttl, and Avinash Bagri, who earlier co-founded Trip Scanners, a travel site.
“Despite buses being the most popular means of inter-city transport in the country, the market is highly fragmented and non-standardized, with many pain-points worth solving in this segment. Generally, travellers end up planning a last-minute inter-city bus trip due to the lack of availability on trains and high flight fares. gogoBus allows people to do so in a smart and affordable manner” said Bajpai.
It is estimated that over 5 billion inter-city bus travel tickets are sold every year. RedBus is currently the biggest company in the segment.