Google on Tuesday announced that it is adding Indian Railways schedules to Google Maps, which will be using the information to offer directions for inter-city public transit travel. In addition, the company has refreshed the metro and bus routes to better cater the intra-city commuters.
“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.
According to Google, the railways schedules will be available on Android, iOS as well as the desktop version of the Google Maps, and offer information for as many as 12,000 trains.
How to plan your trip with Google Maps (Android)?
- Open Google Maps app
- Type your destination into Google Maps
- Click on the “Get Directions” button and then select the “Public Transit” icon to find which metro, train or bus options are available. You can also change the start location during this step.
- Google Maps will then display directions to your destination with the public transport options