Search Travel in India - 90DI.com

A few friends and ex-colleagues of mine have come up with an interesting idea about travel search. First a little background - The Indian Railways operates around 8700 passenger train trips but still these many trips are not sufficient to give you point to point connectivity to around 6,856 railway stations. So we have this practice of connecting trains.

To go from point A to B, you first go from A to C then from C to B. You can have various options depending on your fare, time and location preferences. And you may want to check about the availability on these routes, the pricing, time taken etc. To this, if you want to add the options provided by the fast growing air travel industry of India, you will have even more options to compare for.

So what my friends have done is that they have come up with a website called http://www.90di.com, which lists all the connection options from point A to point B in India. One can select modes like Train, Flight and Train+Flight and it fetches information from related websites and gives you a consolidated result which includes all the route options, duration of travel, number of hops, fare etc. One can also check the map for the listed routes.

I was very amused and amazed when I first came across this website. A really nice idea and makes life very simple for frequent long distance travelers. This website will be especially useful for those who need to travel during festival times and the direct route reservations are full on the very first day they open.

For those who have seen Yahoo!'s farechase website, they will find this one similar but with an added convenience of search in Indian Railways. Farechase caters to search in Air Travel only (when I last checked). And I am sure, search in Indian railways is a big feature because doing the same thing on the IR website takes a looong time!

~mks

Disclaimer - I don't have any financial affiliation with 90di.com! Naqvi and gang were in my previous company and we are good friends.

Comments

Khushnood Naqvi said…
Hi Manish,
Thanks so much for the encouragement about 90DI Travel. You could change the link to www.90di.com/travel as that the one we redirect to any way.

Wishing you all the very best again at your new work.

Best Regards,
Khushnood Naqvi
Manish said…
Naqvi,

All the best to you too for this venture. Looking forward to hear/see more from you.

~Mks
Kiran said…
Your blog is nice. I think you should add your blog at www.blogadda.com and let more people discover your blog. It's a great place for Indian bloggers to be in and I am sure it would do wonders for your blog.
Khushnood Naqvi said…
Seasons Greetings and Wishing you and your family a very happy new year 2008!

Update from us: We have released a test drive version of the "Plan my Trip" feature. Please do have a look at it some time. Would be glad to receive any feedback on the feature.

-90DI Team

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