Google India today announced that it is expanding the transit feature on Google Maps to seven more Indian cities including Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat and Coimbatore. The new feature will help users better plan their commute around the city, and make it easier to get an overview of public transportation around them.
With today’s update, the transit feature is now available in sixteen Indian cities – the seven newly added cities as well as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad.
Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps, said, “Google Maps is your guide to the world around you, and this launch is part of our effort to reflect the real world and provide you with relevant information about your surroundings.”
Google Transit is a feature on Google Maps designed to help you plan your commute with only a couple of taps. For instance, if you’re going to Mysore Palace in Mysore, just search for Mysore and Google Maps will show you how to get there from your current location. Google will now show you bus routes and stops, including details such as departure and arrival times, the names of bus stands, and even where to change buses. You can scroll through the options and tap on the one that is most convenient for you, making it easier for you to know when to leave to arrive on time. Google Transit is available on Google Maps for Android and iOS as well as through your browser.
To try out the feature, just follow these steps:
- Open Google Maps for Mobile on your Android or iOS device
- Enter your destination and click the “get directions” icon. If it’s not already selected, tap the “transit” icon (the little tram) to view times, bus numbers, routes and more
Google Maps globally provides over 1 billion km worth of transit results every day and has schedules for more than 2.5 million public transit stops worldwide. Google Transit is now available for hundreds of cities across dozens of countries, with new partners joining all the time.