Google Transit to provide updated information on metro schedules, fares, routes across Delhi

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Google India have announced their partnership through Google Transit to provide complete information on Delhi Metro schedules and routes. Transit service for Delhi Metro would also be available on mobile devices with Google Maps for mobile to enable commuters to check the latest updates to make route changes on-the-go. Google Transit, which is a way to navigate on Google Maps, can give easy information on train timings, station locations, frequency of service, time taken for travel and ticket fares.

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Updated: Mar 5, 2010 8:15 AM
Google Transit to provide updated information on metro schedules, fares, routes across Delhi

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Google India have announced their partnership through Google Transit to provide complete information on Delhi Metro schedules and routes. Transit service for Delhi Metro would also be available on mobile devices with Google Maps for mobile to enable commuters to check the latest updates to make route changes on-the-go. Google Transit, which is a way to navigate on Google Maps, can give easy information on train timings, station locations, frequency of service, time taken for travel and ticket fares.

As Delhi gears up for the Commonwealth Games in October this year, Google Transit will benefit thousands of visitors, who are expected to visit the National Capital. In addition, as new routes get added to the Metro network, people from Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon would find it useful in accessing information related to routes and train schedules. This free of cost service will be available on desktops as well as mobiles to benefit a wider spectrum of commuters.

E Sreedharan, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, explained, “In line with Delhi Metro’s vision for a people-centred public transport system, we have launched several initiatives to help commuters better manage their travel time, transfers, and make more informed transport decisions. The collaboration with Google is another step in this direction to make it even easier for the public to plan their trips with transit information on Google Maps.”

How does the Google Transit work?

As Google Maps provide integrated services like local information, driving directions for commuters, with Transit, Delhi Metro commuters would be able to receive information in the following way:

•The user searches for information to reach from Place A to B on Google Maps

•The result shows a map with the possible route and driving directions for the commuter

•By choosing the transit option, commuters would get first hand information on Delhi Metro's schedule and passing lines in that area

•Commuters get to see the step by step directions for the entire route including schedules, travel time and fares for each leg of the trip in text and on the map

•Commuters can also switch on the Layers option on desktop and mobile to get a quick snapshot of the entire Metro network. They can click the station icons to get train information for that station

Manik Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps & Local, Google India, said, “Google Transit's goal is to make public transport information easily accessible and useful. With just a click on a station, commuters can get information showing timings, stations, passing lines, frequency of service etc. As Delhi Metro becomes the favoured public transportation for thousands of commuters every day, it would benefit by attracting new commuters and helping existing commuters to discover new routes. All this will be available on desktops as well as mobiles to make it easier for the commuters.”

Google also provides information on Chennai MRTS, Kolkata Metro, and Hyderabad Metro transit services to commuters in Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, respectively.

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