(Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad -2007; Indian Institute of Information Technology B.Tech 2003)
(Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad-2007; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi – 2002)
TravelYaari.com is an online bus tickets booking and reservation services.
During the second year in IIM-Ahmedabad, Aurvind Lama (an ex IIIT, Allahabad student) thought about opening an online bus reservation service and approached his friend Partha Sinha with his idea. Partha was intially nervous about launching himself but later agreed to join hands. The duo discussed their plan with their seniors and professors and made the necessary edits. Next, they needed a coder for their venture but drew blank. They started scouting for their third guy with the aim of launching their website by the time they completed their MBA. Someone suggested them the name of Prateek Nigam who had made his name with his expertise in the feild of IT. So they approached Prateek Nigam who had been in the field for more than ten years. Prateek, who had a similar idea in his mind soon jumped in and the venture was informally conceived in the later part of 2006.
In April 2007, the booking portal was formally launched for its users. Lama’s brainchild gradually shifted the entire bus booking setup to the Internet and thus made it more accessible and organised. The trio started Travelyaari.com using their personal savings as seed capital but soon made good name with their performance. Travelyaari.com is currently the online bus ticket booking service with the head offices in Ahmedabad and Banglore and its branches in all major states of India. The company has over four hunndred outlets of operators and three hundred direct agents.
Its major competitors are redBus and paytm etc.