Railway schedules now on Google Maps
New Delhi, May 12, 2015 Google on Tuesday announced the addition of Indian Railways schedules as
well as updated information about public transport in eight Indian cities to Google Transit.
This update will now allow people to access information about 12,000 trains, as well as updated details for bus and metro routes from
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Pune, a company statement said.
Google Transit is a feature in Google Maps, which helps people plan public transport trips quickly and easily.
“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,” Suren Ruhela, director, programme management, Google Maps said.
“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,” he added.
At present, Google Maps has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide in 2,800 cities, including New
York, London, Tokyo and Sydney. Source: thehindu.com