August 24, 2018: People relying on public transportation to commute in the Kathmandu Valley can now pre-check the location of public buses and conveniently catch a ride on buses they prefer from nearby bus stand as per their convenience, without requiring to wait at the bus stand for long.
Ncell Private Ltd in collaboration of Ramlaxman Innovations Private Ltd has launched a public transport app – Letzgo - which provides the users a real-time information of buses of multiple public transport service providers, plying in different routes. Customers from Friday (August 24) onward can use the app to check real-time location of the buses and plan their travel accordingly, catching their preferred bus at time they prefer.
Users who wish to use this app first requires to register themselves with Ncell SIM and after registration they can use the app in any data network. The app can be easily downloaded from Google Play Store.
The app, in the initial phase, will provide information of more than 600 public buses based on GPS tracking system installed in each of them plying along 108 routes of the Valley. In a bid to promote digital technology and innovation, Ncell has made app ‘zero rated’, which means, customers can use the app and enjoy its service without any data charge. However, standard data charge will be applicable for downloading the app form the play store.
Ncell is delighted to collaborate with Ramlaxman Innovations to introduce yet another innovative service, which will redefine the way customers are served in the sphere of public transportation, easing their life greatly. The company believes it will contribute to the government vision of Digital Nepal, empower the people and contribute to the development of smart city.
Users of the app can set notification alerts when the bus approaches nearby bus stand. It will also provide information of distance between the user and the bus, and approximate time to reach the bus stand.
“We are privileged to introduce the app, which has been developed following rigorous discussions with vital stakeholders such as Department of Transport Management, Traffic Police, transporters, and general public, including those who commute on public transportation on a daily basis, among others,” said Ram Prasad Rimal, Technology Researcher of Ramlaxman Innovations. “We are very much thankful to Ncell for this collaboration. We will be adding more features as we move along to further enrich the experience of the user.”
The app also has multiple facilities, including location share, taxi booking, domestic flight schedules etc.