Google Maps launches three India-first features for public transport users

New India-first features on Google Maps – Google Maps has recently launched three India-first features for public transport users. These “India-first features” will allow its users to get live status of public transport. This feature uses Google’s live traffic data and public bus schedules. It can help you to calculate the delays and provide accurate travel times. 

New India-first features on Google Maps

New India-first features on Google Maps

Bus travel time

Users of Google maps can now see bus travel times from live traffic. The feature has been launched in  10 cities – Delhi, Bengaluru, Mysore, Mumbai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Surat. The users will be able to check for any delay in the arrival of the bus at any particular stop due to traffic congestion or any other factor. If there is a delay, the users will be able to see a message in red. In the case of bus being on time, the transport time will appear in green text.

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New India-first features on Google Maps

Train running status

Google Maps will also help users to know when their train is going to arrive by indicating the real-time live running status. Users can now search the starting and end location to see a list of trains on that route. From there, they can see the status of their train and whether any of the trains are delayed or not. You can also get live train status for Indian Railways trains. 

Mixed-mode direction with recommendation on auto-rickshaw

 This feature will come in handy for people who need to switch between metro, bus, and auto. The users will get to know as to from which stop they should take an auto rickshaw or metro or a bus. The Google Maps will also be able to tell estimated auto-rickshaw fare and departure time of the transit connection. 

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