BookMyShow has declined to comment on the reason for the ban but confirmed that the ban is for all online players.
Due to Statutory reasons (Govt. of AP), online ticketing for movies in Andhra Pradesh has been disallowed. Ticket bookings are now restricted to the Box Office. We are currently not sure about the online ticketing for Plays. As per the Government’s order, they are not allowing all the players to do online ticketing.
So that would mean KyaZoonga is not honoring the ban or probably no one bothered to inform them. We are waiting for comments from KyaZoonga.
How does govt. really keep a track of this?
Online movie ticketing portal, BookMyShow is reporting a ban on online ticketing in Andhra Pradesh. The exact reason for ban is unknown but as per BookMyShow’s update the ban seems to be enforced by the Government of AP.
Due to statutory reasons (Govt. of AP), all online ticketing in Andhra Pradesh has been taken off the web till further notice.
The ban seems to be only for Cinema ticket booking and not for travel or any other tickets. All the official sites of cinema chains like PVR, Fame, Big Cinemas and other smaller cinemas have stopped there online bookings. Most of them are managed by BookMyShow’s parent company, Big Tree Entertainment. Surprisingly, KyaZoonga.com is allowing booking for Hyderabad.
It is still not clear whether it is a ban specific to Big Tree Entertainment or a blanket ban. We have contacted BookMyshow and are waiting to hear from them.