Google Maps Rolls Out Real-Time Bus Information Service for Delhi Users: How to Use

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Google Maps has rolled out a new real-time bus service information feature for users in Delhi. It is going to enable users to realize precisely when the next bus will be arriving at the bus stop, enabling them to plan their travel better. Google has teamed up with Delhi Transport Ministry, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, and Lepton Software to integrate this useful real-time public bus service feature for Delhi users in Google Maps.

The tech giant says that this feature will not only offer information approximately which bus to catch to receive from one destination to the other, but also when the next bus is in reality arriving at the stop where the user is waiting. The feature will also give an estimation of how long the commute is going to take and if the bus is delayed or on time. Moreover, Google Transit will automatically update the times in line with the new conditions. Arrival times based on real-time information to be had are marked in green or red on Google Maps.

This feature is essentially aimed reducing the hassle of waiting for public transport users. It permits you to better plan your departure and may prove to be a big boon in easing the stress of commuting. To use the real-time bus service information feature, open Google Maps on Android or iOS handsets. Enter the destination and tap the ‘Go’ icon. Enter the source and destination locations and tap the ‘transit’ (the little tram) icon to view times, bus numbers, routes, and real-time arrival information highlighted in green or red.

Tapping a really helpful route permits you to view more information on the route’s stops. Tap the bus stop to see a listing of all arriving buses, where applicable real-time information is depicted by the green or red beacon. Google Maps also offer access real-time bus information by in search of a specific bus stop, tapping its name and its listed bus numbers. Users will be capable to see a listing of all buses arriving, with the location-enabled buses displaying their real-time ETA.

Google says that the real-time bus information feature could also be to be had in Hindi. It may be changed in Google Maps settings or inside the device language settings. Detailing on plans to expand to other cities, Google says that it is working with public transport products and services in other cities to enable real-time transit information will announce these as and when they grow to be to be had.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes approximately the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem will also be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases will also be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com.
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