Google on Tuesday announced it has added Indian Railways
schedules and public transport information for eight Indian cities to the Transit feature of Google Maps
in the country. The updated India-specific features are already available for users to access via its Google Maps apps for Android and iOS, as well as Google Maps for the desktop.
"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. 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' Transit feature will now show schedules for roughly 12,000 Indian Railways trains, apart from updated public transport information for bus and metro routes in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune.
Explaining how to use the Google Transit feature, Google says users need to enter their destination into Google Maps, click Get Directions button, and then select the Public Transit icon to find which metro, train, or bus options are available to their selected destination.