Commuters will now be able to access Indian Railways schedule on their mobiles as well as desktops using Google Maps. Besides, information on 12,000 trains, the Maps will now offer updated details for bus and metro routes in nine cities, including New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
Google Transit, the feature in Google Maps that helps plan travel using public transport, will work on Android or iOS based devices as well as on desktops. Users can choose preferred mode of transport from bus, metro or train and also the time they will like to depart or arrive by. Users will need to type the destination into updated Google Maps, click on 'Get Directions' button and then select 'Public Transit' icon that will now include trains apart from bus, car and walking options.
“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,” said Suren Ruhela, Director, Program Management, Google Maps.
Google Maps offers public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops globally in 2,800 cities including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney.