Providing a better assistance to commuters, Google Transit, a feature of Google Map app will now provide Indian Railways schedules on smartphones with android or iOS operating system as well as on the desktop computers. The updated public transport information for eight Indian cities would be available on the App, a company release said.
“Google Transit is part of our effort to make Google Maps more comprehensive, accurate and useful for millions of people around the world who take buses, trains, metros or trams to their next destination,” says Suren Ruhela, Director, Program Management, Google Maps.
The new feature of the Google Map will allow access to information for 12, 000 trains, as well as updated functions for bus and metro routes in 8 cities. New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune are the cities which will be benefited by the new feature.
“We hope that the addition of the Indian Railways schedules pan-India and updated information for eight cities to Google Transit in India will make it a little easier to plan your next trip,” Ruhela said.
The Google Maps is mobile and desktop web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, offering satellite imagery, street maps, and Street View perspectives, as well as functions such as a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (beta test), or with public transportation.